Commissions, performances, Blackingstone Music Publishing, news

March 1st 2006

Publication of "Woodland Suite" by Phylloscopus

March 8th 2006

First performance of "Hopscotch" (third movement of Clarinet Sonata No.3) by Sophie Wilson, Kelly College Chamber Concert.

March 9th 2006

Mezzo-soprano, Sarah Jenks (winner of the Plymouth Young Musician's Platform 2005), accompanied by pianist, Clive Jenkins performs "Sleep Soft" Opus 15, to words by the Tavistock Poet William Browne (1591-1643), at a Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery lunchtime recital.

March 15th 2006

Performance of the Sonatina for String Quartet Opus 49, by the Bridge String Quartet, Kelly College Concert Society

Felicity Barnaby wrote in her review in the Tavistock Times: "....from the skittish opening movement, with the four instruments chasing eachother, through the gentle Nocturne and final Round Dance, this was a delight to listen to."

April 2nd 2006

"Triforium" Opus 60 played at St Eustachius' Church, Tavistock

April 9th 2006

First performance of "The Rood Screen Carol" Opus 97 as part of the Palm Sunday service at Plympton St. Mary, 6.30pm

April 13th 2006

Second performance, by popular request, of "The Rood Screen Carol" Opus 97 as part of the Maundy Thursday service at Plympton St. Mary

April 27th 2006

First performance of "The Pied Piper" Opus 85, (Tavistock Sings Festival Commission) by more than 150 West Devon schoolchildren, in Tavistock Parish Church . The Pied Piper was sung by Mark Perry (tenor), the Mayor by Ian Hardy (baritone) and the Lame Boy by Christopher Barbour, (treble).

May 24th 2006

First performance of "Pebble Beach" Opus 96 by James Rickard (flute), Ming-Leung Yeung (oboe) and Andrew Wilson (piano), Melvin Hall, Kelly College, 7.00pm.

May 25th 2006

Second performanceof  "Pebble Beach" Opus 96 by James Rickard (flute), Ming-Leung Yeung (oboe) and Andrew Wilson (piano), The Chapel, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth 1.15pm

May 27th 2006

First performance of "The Byrd of Blys" Opus 76, by Amy Freston (soprano), Laurette Pope (harp), Lucille Burns (flute), and Andrew Wilson (organ) Specially commissioned for Denston Parish Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

June 5th

Catherine Bosher, Sarah Heard and Katie Salmon (flute, oboe and clarinet), music undergraduates at the University of Southampton, perform the Phoenix Trio Opus 46 in the End of Year Recital, Turner Sims Hall, University of Southampton, 2.15pm.

June 10th

Thirtieth Birthday Concert of the Kelly Choral Society opens with the "Jubilate in Double Canon" Opus 81, performed by the Kelly Choral Society and Kelly College Chapel Choir, conducted by the composer. Kelly College Chapel, 7.30pm

June 19th

The composer gives a performance of the "Toccatina" for Organ, Opus 98  as part of his programme for the opening night concert of the Plympton Music Festival at St. Mary's Church Plympton June 22nd 

Choral workshop day at St Mary's Plympton, as part of the Plympton Music Festival, singing "The Courtship of the "Yonghi Bonghi Bo" Opus 63

1st July

The composer performs Triforium Opus 60, St. Eustachius Church, Tavistock

September 13th

Premiere of the 3rd Clarinet Sonata, Opus 95 by Sophie Wilson (the composer's 15 year old daughter), accompanied by Andrew Wilson: Kelly College Concert Society, Scholars' Recital.

September 27th

Peter Fisher (violin) and Peter Hewitt give the premiere of the 2nd Violin Sonata, Opus 58. Kelly College Concert Society

October 15th

First performance of "Sing to the Lord" Opus 100 at the Two Moors Festival Service of Songs of Praise. Torrington Parish Church 3.00pm. Kelly College Choir with Stephen Tanner, organ (Director of Girl Choristers, Exeter Cathedral)

November 18th

The Phoenix Trio Opus 46, is played by the Gala Trio in Loweswater Parish Church, 7.30pm. As part of a concert in aid of Lorton Community First Responders.

December 2nd

"The Mistletoe Bough" Opus 24, Kelly Choral Society & Orchestra, Soprano: Caren Friel, Tenor: Barry Farley, Bass: Ian Hardy. Tavistock Parish Church, 7.30pm. This twenty minute work is a dramatic setting of the chilling Christmas horror story as told by Thomas Bayly (1797-1839). A Christmas game of hide and seek turns into a tragedy for Lovel and his young bride!