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Six Sketches

http://www.fortonmusic.co.uk/product/six-sketches/Click to see and hear the score.I wrote these pieces towards the end of summer 2014 at the request of various flautist colleagues who were telling me I should get back to writing for flute and piano. Five of the six pieces are dedicated to musician colleagues; all flautists except Walter the percussionist. The sixth is to myself, perhaps a portait of the artist as a young boy. These compositions, however, are not really meant to be portaits, just pieces dedicated to people I work with, and to some extent inspired by how I see them, so I have called them Sketches. The Sketches offer short expositions of themes which I hope will be enjoyable to play and to listen to. They offer some technical challenges for the flautist but are mostly in a ‘medium difficulty’ range, in attractive jazz/pop styles.

Pubblicato da Forton Music su Venerdì 9 giugno 2017

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“Flutes Inspired”

I was very happy to present and take part in the first play through of my new composition for flute ensemble “Much Balding in the Marsh” at the Flute Day organised by Elisabeth Hobbs with her group Flutes Inspired.

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Mr G.C. with Richard Michael


I wrote this piece shortly after Graham Collier, my friend, mentor maybe, and the guy who gave me my first chance on the big stage, passed away. It doesn’t sound like his music and isn’t supposed to, but I was thinking Mingus and Ellington, two great influences on Graham. This recording was made for BBC Radio Scotland and I’m playing with the fantastic pianist, Richard Michael.

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