Orchestral

Professional recordings of ‘The Citadel’ and ‘A Mystery’ performed by Brno Philharmonic under Mikel Toms are now available from Ablaze Records as part of a collection called ‘Stage and Screen Volume 1’.

Recordings of my specific pieces or the entire album can also be downloaded, streamed or previewed from a number of websites, including Presto Classical, Apple Itunes and Spotify. (On the Presto Classical website, there are options to select different levels of recording quality, such as CD quality or premium studio quality).

The Citadel is an orchestral work that invokes an imaginary world, that would perhaps be suited to historical drama or fantasy drama. Although some stylistic elements are influenced by composers from previous centuries, it is important to me that the character and detail are bold and unique. This piece is scored for double woodwind, full brass section, strings, harp, timpani, gong and side drum.

A Mystery is scored for alto saxophone, string orchestra, harp and gong. I would describe the music as song-like with a mood somewhere between mysticism and romanticism, featuring unusual key changes and chromaticism.