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MARTIN BUSSEY

composer

 
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MAY FOCUS

A BROTHER ABROAD

New commission! 

May's focus is on preparations for a new commission for Pinner Music Festival, A Brother Abroad. This celebrates 700 years since the dedication of St John's, Pinner by Bishop Peter of Corbavia.

Two performances are planned (click for website links):

June 12 Pinner Parish Church 7.30

June 19 St Werburgh's, Chester 7.30

hosted by Chester Bach Singers 


A Brother Abroad sets a vibrant and spiritually charged text by Anthony Pinching.


Click here to hear Martin and Anthony discuss the new work.

June will focus on the four dynamic performers: Marcus Farnsworth, baritone; Emma Halnan, flute; George Strivens (french horn); and Chris Brannick, percussion - so check back!

 
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TIMELESS FIGURE

The new collaboration with photographer Laurel Turton

'A 45-minute tour de force...imaginative writing for marimba, clarinet and viola...some striking textures...the vocal line being expressive and singer-friendly yet highly wrought.' - planethugill.com, 2020

 

Upcoming Events

  • Mary's Hand
    Thu, 01 Oct
    Tower of London date tbc 2021
    01 Oct 2020, 19:30
    Tower of London date tbc 2021, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
    "Elegant, thoughtful, current" - The Independent
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  • Mary's Hand
    Fri, 25 Sep
    Aldeburgh Parish Church date tbc 2021
    25 Sep 2020, 19:30
    Aldeburgh Parish Church date tbc 2021, Aldeburgh IP15 5DU
    "Elegant, thoughtful, current" - The Independent
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BEHIND THE COMPOSER

A life of music, words and gardens

Nourished by the borderlands of England and Wales

Creating music theatre, choral, vocal and instrumental music in a converted Methodist chapel

 

REVIEWS

The Independent

MARY'S HAND

The Independent
★★★★★

‘The outstanding Mary’s Hand’

The Stage

MARY'S HAND

The Stage
★★★★

'The writing is linear, finely wrought and daringly spare'

BBC Music Magazine

IN NO STRANGE LAND

BBC Music Magazine
★★★★

'This disc of choral works by contemporary composer Martin Bussey is glorious...Shimmering sound'

The Observer

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

The Observer
★★★

'An enthralling piece which makes a philosophical exploration of dreams and reality'

 

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