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MARTIN BUSSEY

composer

 
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JUNE FOCUS

A BROTHER ABROAD

Premiere! 

June 12 sees the first performance  of Brother Abroad at Pinner Music Festival

This new commission celebrates 700 years since the dedication of St John's, Pinner by Bishop Peter of Corbavia and premieres in the church on June 12 at 7.30p.m.


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


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

The score is available now from Composers Edition

Read more about the dynamic performers at the premiere by clicking on their names:

Marcus Farnsworth, baritone

Emma Halnan, flute

George Strivens french horn

Chris Brannick, percussion 

 
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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

 

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    Thu, 01 Oct
    Tower of London date tbc 2021
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    Fri, 25 Sep
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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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