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Analysing Ralph Vaughan Williams – On Wenlock Edge #RVW150

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Composer Profile – Phillip Cooke

Written for the May 2022 edition of Cathedral Music 5th February 2022 As I write, the media are in a frenzy of discussion about the lockdown activities in Downing Street and what may or may not be in the ‘party-gate’ report of … Continue reading

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Bach & Saxton: Organ Works

Jonathan has recently finished an album of organ music for digital release. The programme alternates works by the contemporary composer Robert Saxton (with whom Jonathan has worked closely), and music by J S Bach that inspired Saxton. There are tributes … Continue reading

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Howells Research wins Presto Award

Full details here: https://www.prestomusic.com/sheet-music/articles/4423–awards-sheet-music-publications-of-the-year-winners-2021

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Howells – Clarinet Sonata Revisited

Herbert Howells wrote his Clarinet Sonata in 1946 for Frederick Thurston, but it wasn’t published until after Thurston’s death, in 1954, by which point Howells had made extensive changes (particularly to the second movement). In a new recording for Orchid … Continue reading

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Cambridge Talk & Recital – Saturday 20th November

Jonathan will be speaking on Herbert Howells’ piano music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on Saturday 20th November at 15:15. This will be followed by a recital to be given by Matthew Schellhorn at 16:00.

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Ludlow – Saturday 30th October

Jonathan is looking forward to speaking at this year’s Ludlow English Song Weekend. Further details at http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com/whats-on-2021/

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Sweelinck 400

The 400th anniversary of the death of the Dutch organist and composer, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, falls this weekend and so I’m sharing two live performances.

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Herbert Howells – 129th Birthday – Piano News!

To mark Howells’ 129th birthday today, Matthew Schellhorn and I got together to discuss the next piano volume of the Naxos / British Music Society series.

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Herbert Howells Society Event

As part of the online AGM of the Herbert Howells Society, Jonathan will be discussing recent recording projects with Barnaby Robson (Clarinetist, RCM/ENO), Benjamin Nicholas (Merton College, Oxford) and Matthew Schellhorn (Pianist, Cambridge). Details of how to join the society … Continue reading

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