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MARTIN BUSSEY

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MARCH FOCUS

Children of Adam - New! Recording and published score of this cycle of poems by Walt Whitman

Whitman's poems explore the mystic links between Nature, the human experience and sexual awakening. The songs, for Baritone and piano, have been newly recorded by Peter Edge with the composer at the piano and are available here as separate clips. Score newly available from Composers Edition

 
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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

  • Thu, Oct 01
    Tower of London date tbc 2021
    Oct 01, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Tower of London date tbc 2021, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
    "Elegant, thoughtful, current" - The Independent
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  • Fri, Sep 25
    Aldeburgh Parish Church date tbc 2021
    Sep 25, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Aldeburgh Parish Church date tbc 2021, Aldeburgh IP15 5DU
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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

MARY'S HAND

The Independent
★★★★★

‘The outstanding Mary’s Hand’

MARY'S HAND

The Stage
★★★★

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

IN NO STRANGE LAND

BBC Music Magazine
★★★★

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

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

The Observer
★★★

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

 

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