A BROTHER ABROAD
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!
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
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
‘The outstanding Mary’s Hand’
'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
'An enthralling piece which makes a philosophical exploration of dreams and reality'