Hot of the Press - the really newest new music by our composers!
(Scores from the last 2 years)

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Richard Pond - Letter to Marion (2017)
11-15 minutes, for Piano.

Suite of a series of musical illustrations inspired by a letter read at a friend's funeral ceremony.
 
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Richard Pond - St Thomas (2017)
5-6 minutes, for Saxophone Quartet .

Originally written for brass quartet. Recently rescored for Sax quartet.
 
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Richard Pond - An Invite (2017)
4 minutes, for Flute, Piano.

composition waiting to be performed.
 
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Richard Pond - Hard Times (2017)
7-8 minutes, for Violin, Piano.

Updated for piano and violin from early composition 1995. Original recording can be found on my CD Only in the Bath
 
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Richard Pond - The Calling (2017)
11-15 minutes, for Classical wind ensemble.

Piece for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn requested for concert 2018.
 
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Richard Pond - Lunar Suite (2017)
16-20 minutes, for Piano.

Performed at Sub Rooms Stroud which was video recorded. Suite in 4 movements inspired by wind chimes.
 
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Steven Kings - April Zen (2016)
30+ minutes, for Tenor and Piano.

Song Cycle in five parts, setting texts from Zen Calendar 2006
Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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John Pitts - How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano (2016)
unknown minutes, for Piano.


The perfect present for adventurous pianists:

AVAILABLE NOW FROM LULU.COM

A collection of 24 raags for solo piano, or duet or duo - one for each hour of night and day.

Indian raags have an extraordinary musical heritage dating back several centuries (from the area that is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) - a truly unique musical genre of fascinating melodic beauty and rhythmic intricacy – freely combining elaborate composed melodies with carefully rehearsed improvisation.

This rich and intriguing music is traditionally performed on sitar – or instruments such as the sarangi, sarod, esraj or voice – and has previously been generally unavailable to pianists. But now the amazing world of Indian raags has been opened up in this sympathetic but thorough reinvention for piano solo (or duet or two pianos) by an award-winning British composer.

This collection of 24 raags will be enjoyed by good amateur pianists through to virtuosic professionals. It is suitable for any pianist who enjoys discovering new music, or who has an interest in music from other cultures, or who knows the pleasure of jazz noodling and wants to explore a rewarding and fresh (but centuries-old) form of improvisation. This book contains:

• Sheet music for piano solo: a set of 24 raags, newly composed within a traditional raag genre, one for each hour of night and day, sunset to sunset, encompassing a wide array of moods, and based on over twenty fascinating scales.

• Step by step instructions to play each of the pre-composed and improvised sections of Indian raags, written for pianists who are used to playing European classical music and jazz.

• Instructions to play any of these raags in a duet or at two pianos.

• Hundreds of musical examples.


Published by Intensely Pleasant Music
Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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Richard Pond - The Chat Room (2016)
5-6 minutes, for Piano.

Performed at St Marks Church, Gloucester by pianist Steve Lea
 
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Richard Pond - Equinox Suite (2016)
11-15 minutes, for Piano.

Recorded for CD on Bechstein grand piano. Joshua Crunden soloist.
 
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Richard Pond - The Dance Suite (2016)
11-15 minutes, for String Quartet.

CD recording at Ragged Moon recording studios with Jonathan Trim's Amico String Quartet.
 
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Steven Kings - April 1 - 6 (2015)
7-8 minutes, for Tenor and Piano.

Part One of "April Zen"

Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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Peter Nickol - Le Mystère (2015)
2 minutes, for Organ.

View a sample page from the score here.
Email Peter: pnickol@phonecoop.coop 01392 255512 www.impulse-music.co.uk/peternickol/
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Steven Kings - Prelude, Cumulation, Trio (2015)
9-10 minutes, for Violin, Piano.

Three sections, played without a break

Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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Richard Pond - The Influence Suite (2015)
16-20 minutes, for violin,cello,d/bass,clarinet,piano,tampora,guzheng.

CD recording at Ragged Moon recording studio. Conducted by Jonathan Trim
 
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Jonathan Palmer - Happy Returns (2015)
5-6 minutes, for Full Orchestra.

Anniversary Concert Overture (for John Rutter and the composer - both 70).
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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Peter Nickol - Ibericana (2014)
11-15 minutes, for flute (+ alto fl) & cello.

Email Peter: pnickol@phonecoop.coop 01392 255512 www.impulse-music.co.uk/peternickol/
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John Pitts - Experiencing High Volumes (2014)
5-6 minutes, for Piano Triet.


Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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John Pitts - Glittering Gamelan (2014)
3 minutes, for Piano Duet.

Short duet inspired by "Gamelan Balaganjur" - literally"Gamelan of Walking Warriors" - a type of Indonesian band of dancers and musicians originally existing as a military band, but now known for competition performances which display incredibly elaborate, through-composed pieces that require enormous ensemble skill to cope with the complex rhythmic gestures and ever changing speeds.

Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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James D'Angelo - The Angel Of The Flowing Light (2014)
11-15 minutes, for Orchestra.

This is a re-working of a synthesizer piece from the 1990s. It is inspired by a painting by the British artist Cecil Collins.
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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James D'Angelo - Fantasia on a Theme of Monk (2014)
11-15 minutes, for Harp.

The theme in question is Thelonius Monk's famous theme Round Midnight.
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Jonathan Palmer - Awake the Voice (2014)
21-30 minutes, for for SATB soloists, SATB Choir, Audience and Chamber Orchestra..

New cantata for Advent, with audience participation in three of the six movements. Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3
Movement 4
Movement 5
Movement 6
Click here for the score Awake the Voice Full Score.pdf
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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Clement Jewitt - String Quartet no.4, Touching the Deep (2014)
16-20 minutes, for String Quartet.

Recorded on my recent CD, played by the Astaria String Quartet. Takes it's ethos from the old meaning of 'melancholia', as expressed by Dowland, Durer, Goethe, Keats ... 5 Sections, continuous.
Published by AngelNoteWorks
Email Clement: cj40@phonecoop.coop 01453 82 7684 www.eidos-inventions.co.uk
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Julian Dale - Fantasia for cello & ensemble (2013)
5-6 minutes, for Cello + flexible ensemble.

Aimed at amateurs + pro. soloist. Has been performed by COMA Southwest
Email Julian: juliandale@outlook.com  
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Jonathan Palmer - Carol Arrangement: Good King Wenceslas (2013)
3 minutes, for SATB Choir, Audience and Orchestra.

As above.

Click here for the score https://www.dropbox.com/s/722x5e57y3o4jjf/Good%20King%20Wenceslas%20%28Full%20Score%29.pdf?dl=0
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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Jonathan Palmer - Carol Arrangement: I Saw Three Ships (2013)
4 minutes, for Solo, SATB Chorus , Audience and Orchestra.

Designed for December concerts, where there is an orchestra available, and an audience wanting to join in.

Click here for the score https://www.dropbox.com/s/3q6wpnikn7okl7t/I%20saw%20three%20ships%20%28Vocal%20Score%29.pdf?dl=0
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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James D'Angelo - The Wounded Angel (2013)
9-10 minutes, for Piccolo, 2 flutes, alto flute & bass flute.

This is a radical re-working of the solo guitar piece and will be performed in France in 2014.
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Geoffrey Poole - Mountain Book (2013)
16-20 minutes, for Piano.


Email Geoffrey: info@geoffpoole.co.uk 07909 975940 www.geoffreypoole.co.uk
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Richard Pond - Lemon Fields (2013)
5-6 minutes, for Piano.

Performed in person on BBC 'The Planners' programme.
 
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John Pitts - Joyful Balaphony (2013)
7-8 minutes, for Piano Duet.

Piano duet (plus optional piano preparations) inspired by balafon and djembe music.

Click here for the score http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/146032.html
Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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Richard Pond - Warmth of Winter (2013)
5-6 minutes, for Chorus SATB.

Friendly Christmas Time unaccompanied choral piece. Never been performed.
 
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Steven Kings - September Zen (2013)
21-30 minutes, for Soprano solo, SATB choir, Piano.

Fifteen settings of aphoristic and reflective texts. Small solos for mezzo, tenor and bass. Tom-toms needed for one song. (Ideally played by bass solo.)
Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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James D'Angelo - Awake, Awake (2013)
4 minutes, for SATB Choir.

The poem is by Caroline Hope. No current performances. Perhaps in 2014
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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James D'Angelo - You Are There (2013)
5-6 minutes, for SATB Choir.

The poem is by Caroline Hope. No current performances. Possibly in 2014
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Richard Pond - Byeways (2013)
4 minutes, for Clarinet and Piano.

Performed at Autumn Leaves concert, Christ Church, Nailsworth. Later performed with flute and piano at Stroud Sub Rooms
 
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Jonathan Palmer - Doom Triptych (2012)
11-15 minutes, for Trumpet and Organ.

Commissioned by Colin Bloch. First performance on 28th February 2013 at St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol.

Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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Jonathan Palmer - Sweet Somerset (2012)
21-30 minutes, for S/A soli, SATB and Small Orchestra.

Cantata commissioned by Bruton Choral Society; settings of poems entitled The Poets' Light' by Ian Kelway.
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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Jonathan Palmer - Crystal Eyes (2012)
7-8 minutes, for Wind Quintet.

A set of 'Miniatures' for wind quintet (with all the doublings).
Movement 1 - Heliotrope
Movement 2 - Bleu Jaune
Movement 3 - Bismuth
Movement 4 - Tiger's Eye
Movement 5 - Celestine
Click here for the score https://www.dropbox.com/s/1i9eet39veojikd/Crystal%20Eyes%20SCORE.pdf?dl=0
Published by Self
Email Jonathan: newland.music@virgin.net 07751 690993  
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James D'Angelo - On the Beach at Night (2012)
7-8 minutes, for Soprano, clarinet and piano.

The poem is by Walt Whitman and the song is unperformed
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Julian Dale - Sixth Suite for Strings (2012)
16-20 minutes, for String Orchestra.

Email Julian: juliandale@outlook.com  
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James D'Angelo - O Magnum Mysterium (2012)
3 minutes, for SSA Choir and piano.

This piece was commended in the Recital Music Carol Competition. It was given its first performance by the LaNova Singers in 2012
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Tim Warren - Terzapetty (2012)
16-20 minutes, for Piano Triet.

1. ...Dakota
2. Aria
3. Follow me down
 
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Steven Kings - Care-Charming Spells (2012)
9-10 minutes, for SATB, percussion, harp, organ.

Three settings of texts by Herrick, Sassoon, Tessimond. Commissioned and premiered by Thornbury Choral Society.
Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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Frank Harvey - Double Vision (2012)
3 minutes, for Piano Triet.

Contact Frank for the score. First performed 4 April 2012, Colston Hall 2, by Giuseppe Bavetta, Jolyon Laycock and Geoff Poole.

Email Frank: the_harveys26@hotmail.com 01793 770139 www.britishacademy.com/members/harvey.htm
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John Pitts - Passacaglia (2012)
5-6 minutes, for Piano Duet.

$6.50 online, £6.50 hard copy (+P&P)
Click here for the score http://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/30225.html
Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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James D'Angelo - Festival Fanfare (2012)
4 minutes, for Brass ensemble, organ and percussionb.

Commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival to open the 2013 festival at Gloucester Cathedral
Published by Recital Music (Somerset, UK)
www.soundspirit.co.uk
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Clement Jewitt - String Quartet No.3, Seeking, Calming, Becoming, (2012)
16-20 minutes, for String Quartet.

This turned out to be two long heavyweight movements with a short lightweight little Canto in between. Founded on a 9 note mode (similar to Messiaen's 3rd mode, but not used in the same way and not always adhered to), each of the three movements is in ABA form, with the reprise shorter. The 1st movement explores durations at several levels; the 3rd explores transposition, inversion, variation, decoration and pattern exchange. Not as hard nosed as that may seem!
Published by AngelNoteWorks
Email Clement: cj40@phonecoop.coop 01453 82 7684 www.eidos-inventions.co.uk
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Steven Kings - Dona Nobis Pacem (2012)
7-8 minutes, for SATB Choir.

Setting the title text in rhythmically free notation. Optional organ accompaniment.
Email Steven: drstevenkings@hotmail.com www.stevenkings.co.uk
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Simon Cohen - Alarum and Excursions (2012)
11-15 minutes, for Percussion and Trumpet.


Email Simon: simon.cohen4@yahoo.co.uk 01242 821659  
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Sulyen Caradon - Dorian Dirge for piano triet (2012)
3 minutes, for Piano Triet.

Contact Sulyen for the score. Another transformation (as yet unperformed) of the ever-transforming Dorian Dirge. Here is a recording of the solo piano version from CD Dunelm DRD0238.

Email Sulyen: richard_carder@yahoo.co.uk 01225 313531  
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Jolyon Laycock - Threnody for David (2012)
4 minutes, for Piano Triet.

Contact Jolyon for the score. Written in memory of David Bedford (SCA President), first performed in the Colston Hall 2, April 2012.

Email Jolyon: jolyonlaycock@hotmail.com 01761 490378 www.rainbowtrack.co.uk
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Peter Nickol - Commuter (2012)
9-10 minutes, for small classical orchestra.

This piece won the composers competition for the Big Bend Community Orchestra (Tallahassie, Florida). View instrumentation and a sample page from the score here.

Email Peter: pnickol@phonecoop.coop 01392 255512 www.impulse-music.co.uk/peternickol/
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Simon Cohen - Shir HaTargonol (2012)
11-15 minutes, for Orchestra.


Email Simon: simon.cohen4@yahoo.co.uk 01242 821659  
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John Pitts - Gaelic Faram Jig (Jig in Kiev) (2012)
11-15 minutes, for 2 pianos 2 percussion.

Written for the Kiev Piano Duo, for first performance at the Kiev International Chamber Music Session Festival 2012 www.session.org.ua/schedule.html
Email John: severnsidecomposersalliance@blueyonder.co.uk 0117 904 8902 www.johnpitts.co.uk
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