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 David Fisher The Gift to Sing: Alleluia! - David Fisher http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1452 A work for choir and organ which has been written for the final concert of the 40th Anniversary season of the superb Leicestershire Chorale and their eximious conductor Tom Williams. It is written in memory of Wanda G Davies, a founder member of the Chorale, who sang with the choir for 38 years. The composer was himself a founder member of the Chorale which was formed by Music Advisor Peter Fletcher, under the benevolent and inspired guidance of the then Director of Education, Andrew Fairbairn. Peter Fletcher [later Principal of the RWCMD] was to oversee the Formation of a Special Adult Choir in Leicestershire . It was announced that this special choir should consist largely of keen and able singers teaching in Leicestershire. Peter wanted to bring teachers together, many of whom were one person departments schools at all key stages. Part of its stated aim was to provide a high level performance outlet for teachers and to provide, through performance and the experience of covering a considerably larger repertoire a stimulus for choir singing in Leicestershire . Forty years later it has maintained that ethos although is not now a choir of educationalists. The Gift to Sing is a poem by an African American James poet James Weldon Johnson and it fuses those words [see below left] with the sixth verse of Psalm 150. It is to be premi red by Leicestershire Chorale under Tom Williams with David Cowen on the organ at St Aidan s Church, New Parks, Leicester on 30th June 2018 and will feature in a concert in St David s Cathedral in late July. Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1452 Mark Whitefield Ebb Tide - Mark Whitefield http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1440 Ebb tide is a collection of three duets for clarinet and bassoon. Which explores the symbolism of an ever-changing coastline. As a metaphor for half-forgotten memories that are revealed only to recede again into the fathomless depths of human consciousness. Which is musically represented by mainly syncopated rhythms that are restless in nature as they move ever onwards in search of stability. Harmonically speaking the music is ambiguous for the most part with a questing spirit which seeks resolution. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1440 Robert Ramskill Prelude in G sharp minor - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1451 The 17th in my series of 24 Preludes is entitled Nuestras Vidas Son Los Rios. Unfortunately the CCA web-site is not currently allowing me to upload score or recording of the piece. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1451 Robert Ramskill Prelude in E flat minor - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1450 Here is the latest addition to my planned set of 24 Piano Preludes. It is entitled "....won t you join the dance?" Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1450 Roger Tempest Nocturne - Roger Tempest http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1449 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1449 Robert Ramskill The Jazz Violist - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1448 This piece completes my Suite for Viola and Piano (now sub-titled "Five Characters You Might Meet One Day"). Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1448 Robert Ramskill The Celtic Cousin - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1447 The 4th (of 5) piece in my Suite for Viola and Piano. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1447 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 . Vocals: Lucy Anne Sale, Trumpet: Mark Allison, Saxophone: Evie Allison. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1446 Robert Ramskill The Eternal Optimist - 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.https://youtu.be/JeH7-5c1muM 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 The Party Animal - 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 <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u36TJaDSZ2A" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1438 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 Number 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