In March 2013 Carla Moraga and Michel Bert performed The finding of St Anthony:
On 10 February 2013 at the Edna Hibel Art Museum, Abacoa, Florida, Robert Billington and Rene Gonzalez performed three pieces of mine (click for videos below):
On 3 February 2013: there was a concert by the Iris Clarinet Quartet (video) , which included the Robin Hood Suite by various members of the Delian Society (including my comical piece: The Bishop is forced to Dance)
On October 28 2012 there was a performance of my duets based on traditional Jewish melodies by Yvonne Chavez-Hansbrough (flute) and Micah Scoville (guitar) in Niskayuna, NY
On October 16th 2012 Robert Billington and René Gonzalez gave another performance of three of my ABC of the Renaissance duets at the West Regional Library
In October 2012 The Aurora guitar trio (Alessandro Balsimini, Michael Fiorin and Andrea Torresan) performed and recorded all of my arrangements of 8 Jewish melodies. Further concerts are planned, but you can hear the original recordings here.
Also in October our Singkreis of the German Lutheran parish of Northern England performed my arrangement of “Mister Sandman” - video here.
On 16 July 2012 itunes featured a set of 4 musical collaborations by Reinhold Behringer and me : itunes link
On 29 June 2012 Robert Billington performed my Pensieri su Klizemer at “A Musical Shabbat” - Temple Sinai , Delray Beach, FL. Video here.
On 8 December 2012 (at 10.30 a.m.!) at the Lichtenstein Palace, Prague, Martinu Hall, Franck Leblois (bassoon) and Pavel Eret (violin) will perform duos including my Floreat Rosa Divina.
On 5th May 2012 in the village of Lanestosa, Spain, there was an open air concert of music by traditional txistu (Basque flute) players, which included a blues of mine - entitled (by the arranger, Felix Vigor) “Ttunttuneroren Blues”.
The piece was an arrangement of “Something Blue” for 2 txistus and 1 silbote (i.e. a bass txistu)
Evidently “ttunttuneroren” simply means “without the ttun-ttun” - (this being a psalterium which usually accompanies the txistu).
The concert is mentioned here. I hope to get a recording some time….
On 19th May 2012 three guitarists from the Veneto (Alessandro Balsimini, Michael Fiorin and Andrea Torresan) gave the premiere of three of my eight arrangements of Jewish melodies for guitar trio at the Scuola Media Statale Dante Alighieri, in Venice.
The three pieces were: Ve David yafeh einaim, Hora Ne'urim and Bo Dodi
Plans are afoot to record and publish all 8 of them later this year.
In the Autumn of 2011 the Chatfield Senior High School Choir (“Chantons”) did a great performance of my comic choral piece The Choir in the Rain - here is the video
In March 2012 Robert Billington performed my Nokh Amol mit Neshome, written specially for him. Here is the video
In February 2012 Robert Billington (flute) and Rene Gonzalez (guitar) played three movements of my “Little ABC of the Renaissance”
Also in February 2012 Carla Moraga, with the Cámara Klezmer Trío, performed three of my Yiddish folk song arrangements:
In January 2012 The Cámara Klezmer Trío performed my Klezmer del Mar and Variations on Adon Olam (flute, cello and guitar). Two very fine performances, with great passion for the Adon Olam and a great sense of humour in the Klezmer del Mar (a mixture of English sea shanties and Hava Nagila)
You can hear their performances on the following Musica Neo pages
Also in February 2012 the Foothill High School Clarinet Quartet played my
Tants Fraylachs - video here
I sang with the Singkreis of the Northern England German congregations in September 2011 in Formby (near Liverpool). Among other pieces, we did a first sing-through of my choral arrangement of Leaning on a Lamp Post (in honour of George Formby of course) - great fun. It can be heard (with score) on this unlisted youtube video
The guitarist of the Cámara Klezmer Trío (Michel Bert) also performed with a saxophonist in earlier days, and I was pleased to be able to include their performance of Christmas song in my YouTube collection.
Many of my works, including Tants Fraylachs, Dawn in the Room, Prayer before the close of day and and the mass for men’s voices, are now being played in the Contemporary music slots on Radio Arts Indonesia.
For full details see the Radio Arts Indonesia site.
The Iris Clarinet Quartet holds a recital for their pupils every year to motivate them. Hear the performance here.
- 11 movements for flute and guitar by various composers of the Delian Society in aid of the
Haiti earthquake appeal, based on the Haitian lullaby Dodo Titite.
The whole suite can be seen and heard on video here
I sang “The quiet way you move me” (among other pieces) at a Sylvan Singers concert on 24th March 2011, in Flixton, which was well received.
Molly Childers conducted an online interview with Joe Dillon Ford regarding the Delian Society to which I belong. It makes a good introduction to our little group of composers and performers and provides some illustrative recordings. Interview here
My Greek Wassail will be included in a Wassail book published by Hutman Productions (Conrad Bladey) - “Do the Wassail”
Awaiting further news but I have heard plans of various concerts in Angoulême incorporating my music for bassoon (Fou de Basson festival)...
Meanwhile March saw several performances of my Floreat Rosa Divina by Franck Leblois (bassoon) and Pavel Eret (violin) - and their recording is now available - among other places here on Amazon.
The Billington and Gonzalez Flute and Guitar Duo performed a concert at the Edna Hibel Museum in Jupiter on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm.
The concert included the première of my Flute solo: - Sweet K-K-K-Kate (2011) - here is the video:
I performed a few solos and in duets (including Lascia ch’io Pianga, Lilliburlero and Sweet Kate) at Tamara Lepp’s Music Workshop for the Sale U3A in January 2011.
A private performance of my Poohratorio (children’s oratorio based on Winnie the Pooh), also took place at Sale U3A in February and was greatly appreciated.
On 9th March 2013 at Foresteria Valdese Venezia (Venice) -
the Aurora Guitar Trio (Michael Fiorin, Alessandro Balsimini, Andrea Torresan) gave a concert including my trio on Jewish Melodies. More details
Further recitals involving these pieces took place on 23 and 24 March 2013 in Venice and Mantua… more details
And will also take place on 23rd May in Mestre (Venice) … more details
On 16 March 2013 there was an informal concert at the Lutheran Church in Stretford given by the Singkreis and friends, which included my English version of “Veronika der Lenz ist da” and a new version of “Silver threads among the gold”, with words by my father addressed to my mother.
During the last week of April 2013 the “Fou de bassoon” event included performances of many pieces for bassoon.
These included the Variations Concertantes sur le nom de Paul Verlaine - for bassoon and string orchestra by the Delian Society (which included my piece “La fée verte)
and my setting of La Fontaine’s poem La Cigale et la fourmi, for clarinet, bassoon and piano
These (and also my Floreat Rosa Divina) have now been published by the connected entity Commixtus
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