Central Composers Alliance Works http://www.composersalliance.com/ Founded in 1995, the Central Composers Alliance, whose Patron is Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, was formed to promote the works of members of the Composers Guild of Great Britain who are resident in, or have close connections with, Central England. Composers Classical Music Robert Ramskill Mornings of Music 2018 - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1446 After last year s songs on the theme SPACE I ve been asked to write more songs for Coventry s junior school children this time on the theme 20th century British Popular music. Not so easy to write songs about songs but the attached files are of number 4 (of 7) in the set: THE SKIFFLE GROUP SONG . Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1446 Robert Ramskill Song without words - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1445 The 3rd piece from a projected Suite of five. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1445 Charles Paterson Redemptor Gentium - Charles Paterson http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1444 Carol for Advent or Christmas Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1444 Robert Ramskill Weaving A Spell - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1443 Piano Piece published by Trinity College in their new Grade 6 Piano Exam book (for 2018 - 2020). The teaching notes printed at the end of the album describe Weaving A Spell as a "charming waltz-like piece". Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1443 Charles Paterson Christmas is Coming! - Charles Paterson http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1441 Cantata for Advent or Christmas Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1441 Robert Ramskill Spike Milligan - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1442 The style and character of each of these eight pieces has been inspired by a Spike Milligan poem. The album is published by BRASS WIND PUBLICATIONS (Catalogue number 1168; ISMN M-57066-030-8). The attached recording is a computer performance of number 8 in the set - IN THE LAND OF THE BUMBLEY BOO. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1442 Robert Ramskill Finale from Suite for Viola and Piano - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1438 The last of a set of 5 pieces for viola at around grade 6-8 standard Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1438 Mark Whitefield Ebb Tide - Mark Whitefield http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1440 Three Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1440 Patrick Lee Here and Now - Patrick Lee http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1434 A musical dialogue for children s choir, male voice choir and piano. Libretto by Penny Sylvester. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1434 Robert Ramskill Radio Roulette - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1433 Arrangement of some well-known radio theme tunes for Warwick University Brass Band to play as part of their programme in the 2017 Unibrass competition. The band won the &acute;Most Entertaining&acute; category with their radio-themed set. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1433 Charles Paterson Joys Seven - Charles Paterson http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1437 Arrangement of traditional carol Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1437 Charles Paterson My Dancing Day - Charles Paterson http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1436 Arrangement of traditional carol Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1436 John Middleton Symphony No 1 - John Middleton http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1439 Symphony in three movements completed in 2017 from sketches done in 1997: Scherzo (to which there is a recording link), Adagio, Allegro. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1439 Robert Ramskill Prelude in E minor - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1429 The latest (no 15) of my planned set of 24 preludes - Berceuse. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1429 David Fisher Benedicat Domino - David Fisher http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1428 Written for the popular series of A Countertenor s Christmas concerts held at Evangelische Vers hnungskirche, Ehrenfeld in K ln, Germany by Joachim Diessner von Isensee and his remarkable set of soloist friends and guests. On this occasion [December 11th 2016] the soloists are Joachim Diessner [countertenor] and Bhawani Moennsad [mezzosoprano]. The organist was Markus Belmann and the violinist Vassili Voronin. The words are taken from the Selden manuscript [Selden MS. B.26 f. 24v & Selden MS. B.26 f. 25] at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The English translation is by the Rev. J. O Connor. The call for a violin to enhance the piece came as a late request but it was nice to be given the opportunity to write for a violinist as assured and beautifully toned as Mr. Voronin, especially as the two soloists are so well matched as well. David ex progenie, Nata fuit hodie Virgo mater gracie Vite restoracio. Ex spina rosa nascitur In qua fructus gignitur Per quem mors destruitur Et datur salvacio. Natus es de virgine, Sine viri semine Patrit compar Domine Regans sine termino. Cujus fuit passio Omnium redempcio. Nostra ergo concio Marie cum Filio Benedicat Domino. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1428 David Fisher Ach, mein herzlieben Jesulein - David Fisher http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1427 Written for the popular series of A Countertenor s Christmas concerts held at Evangelische Vers hnungskirche, Ehrenfeld in K ln, Germany by Joachim Diessner von Isensee and his remarkable set of soloist friends and guests. On this occasion [December 11th 2016] the countertenor soloist is Arnon Zlotnik with Joachim Diessner [countertenor] and guests Ute Eisenhut [soprano] and Bhawani Moennsad [mezzosoprano]. The organist was Markus Belmann and the violinist Vassili Voronin. This version of the carol is a reworking of Balulalow, written in 1983 as a companion piece to Mary Laid Her Child with a prominent soprano solo dedicated to Jacquelyn Parker [later a singer at Glyndebourne Opera]. Transposed down a fourth and with an accompaniment of violin [optional] and organ or solo organ. Although written in German with words by Martin Luther [from Vom Himmel hoch], the score has alternative words in modern English and the medieval translation by James, John and Robert Wedderburn. Each verse is introduced by an increasing number of the accompanying singers before they join the soloist in the last verse. The range of the soloist is from F 3 to E5 although A3 to D5 are given as alternatives. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1427 Robert Ramskill Mornings of Music - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1422 Each year the Primary School children of Coventry are invited to participate in a Morning of Music where they perform specially composed songs on a chosen theme. I have written the songs for 2017 and the theme is SPACE . The attached song (score of the voice part and studio recording) is called The Big Bang. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1422 Kerry Milan Rapture Song Cycle for Female Voice and Pianoforte - Kerry Milan http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1420 <p>&nbsp;The <em>Rapture</em> Song Cycle for Female Voice and Pianoforte comprises 20 settings of the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.&nbsp;Her book <em>Rapture</em> is published by Picador. The&nbsp;52 poem&nbsp;collection is really one book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony, charting the course of an affair, touching on infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief - a contemporary look at an age-old experience.</p> <p>Kerry Milan&acute;s settings seek above all to be faithful to the ever-changing spirit of this magnificent work, winner of the 2005 T.S.Eliot prize.</p> <p>But how to set such a captivating range of emotions, changing not just from one poem to the next, but within just a few lines, often with short sentences each with its own suprising turn of phrase or feeling?</p> <p>This need, to be able to switch suddenly and unexpectedly from one thought or reflection to the next, led to the decision to choose the medium of twelve-tone music and happily the result has been some hauntingly beautiful music with a contemporary feel and, like the poems themselves, a hopefully universal appeal.</p> <p>The 47 minute work is scheduled for recording in late 2017 by Yvonne Howard and Scott Mitchell.&nbsp; The music scores are available from the splendid classical music site <strong>tutti.co.uk</strong>, from where also&nbsp;pdf format individual settings can be readily downloaded.&nbsp; In addition, the opening bars of each setting can be viewed, along with the correseponding sound file.</p> <p>The vocal range is C4 to B5 with ossia.</p> <p>For the technically minded, the original tone row is:</p> <p>C &nbsp; A&nbsp; &nbsp;A flat&nbsp; &nbsp;D&nbsp; &nbsp;F &nbsp; F sharp &nbsp; B &nbsp; B flat &nbsp; G&nbsp; &nbsp;C sharp&nbsp; &nbsp;E&nbsp; &nbsp;E flat,</p> <p>which, as the musical detectives among you will have already noticed,&nbsp;begins by spelling out&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>CA</strong>rol <strong>A</strong>nn <strong>D</strong>u<strong>FF</strong>y!</p> <p>The opening page of &quot;Forest&quot; is available from&nbsp; <em>Score download </em>and there is also a sound file of this movement with clarinet taking the voice part.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1420 Robert Ramskill Prelude from Suite for Viola and Piano - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1421 First of a series of pieces for viola players of around Grade 6 and above Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1421 Robert Ramskill PROJECT 21 - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1435 Eight arrangements for BBC&acute;s Songs of Praise programme. The idea was to have straightforward (but interesting!) arrangements which could be used in just about any location (Organ optional!) and with any level of vocal ability (i.e. no elaborate harmonisations or descants). The titles arranged are: Give Me Joy In My Heart; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; He&acute;s Got The Whole World In His Hands; I&acute;ll Go In The Strength Of The Lord; Leaning On The Everlasting Arms; Oh When The Saints; To God Be The Glory; Wide, Wide As The Ocean. The attached MP3 is of a MIDI &acute;performance&acute; of the last of these. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1435