Johannes Ockenghem I was wondering which tunes were hot around 1420 when my friend Dan turned around and sang me ‘Prenez Sur Moi’ by Johannes Ockenghem. Since Dan is from around 14-15C but somehow landed in 2018, he must be reliable source! Ockenghem is a Flemish composer, sort of from around my native area andContinue reading “ENDURING LIKE A TREE UNDER THE CURIOUS STARS #3”
The Llwyn Celyn buildings date from around 1420 and in an attempt to express this astonishing awareness of time passed I’ve written two works in modern medieval style. I’ve been using monophony in canon and found myself working pretty much in the same way while developing both very different commissions – that of the panoramic score and the choral pieces.
Balmy quiet Summer evening. My studio is still very warm from the daytime. The French doors are open. I can hear crickets. I’m working on a choral piece ‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars‘ for Stefhan Caddick and The Landmark Trust. Right now life is good, these are the moments sprinkled with goldContinue reading “‘Enduring Like A Tree Under The Curious Stars’ #1”