NEWS

3 december 2022

Folk Song Suite for Concert Band will be given its premiere by the Goring and Streatley Concert Band (conductor Andrew McBirnie) at the Advent Concert, 7.30pm at St. Thomas’s Church, Goring-on Thames.

19 november 2022

In Memoriam will be performed in Worcester Cathedral by Nicholas Freestone (Assistant D/M). Worcestershire Organists’ Association Concert.

17 november 2022

a plague o’ your houses  will be completed in Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk UK.  Poet George Szirtes will narrate his Five Baroque Plague Sonnets (for His Highness), overdubbing the instrumental track which was previously recorded 25 – 28 July.

10 october 2022

In memoriam will be performed by Robert Marsh in Reigate Parish Church, Chart Lane, Reigate, Surrey

15 september 2022

Organ recital in Chester Cathedral by Philip Rushforth (Chester), comprising March in F, Elegy, Caledonian March, Pastorale in F, Preludio burlesco, March in C, Toccata for organ: ‘Gloria, laus et honor’. 1.10pm

NB: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II 

(Elegy & Pastorale will now be played as music for reflection, whilst the cathedral is open for people to pay their respects.)

11 september 2022

In memoriam will be performed by the composer at St Michael and All Angels Church, Ledbury, Hertfordshire UK, during the signing of the book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II.

22 - 26 august 2022

Recording of Organ and Brass CD album in Chester Cathedral.  Producer: Ates Orga: Recording Engineer: Ken Blair (BMP Sound Recording Co. Ltd)

Music for Organ Vol. 1: Intrada, In memoriam, March in D, Paraphrase on ‘Rockingham’, Passacaglia brevis, Intermezzo and Recessional March in G.

Music for Organ Vol. 2: March in F, Elegy, Caledonian March, Pastorale in F, Preludio burlesco and March in C.

Toccata: ‘Gloria, laus et honor’

…the festal trumpet sounds: Voluntary in Bb, Thornbury Elaboration and Hyfrodol Elaboration

…mov’d with concord of sweet sounds (brass septet), Partita for brass (brass quintet), Little Suite No. 2 for 2 trumpets and Little Suite No, 3 for 3 trumpets

Organists: Philip Rushforth (Chester), Robert Marsh (Skipton). Solo trumpet: John Jermy, invited brass

25 - 28 july 2022

Recording of Choral CD album in St. Augustine’s Church, Kilburn.  Producer: Ates Orga: Recording Engineer: Ken Blair (BMP Sound Recording Co. Ltd)

Hodie Christus natus est, O magnum mysterium, Lord make us instruments of thy peace, Away in a manger,                All was for an apple, There was sweet music, Herrick’s Carol, Prayer and Supplication, Letters Home,                          The Holly and the Ivy, The Jackdaw of Rheims, The Wind Among the Reeds, Another Island, …a plague o’ your houses

Accordare Choir directed by Karolina Csathy. Pianist: Dominika Mak, Timpanist: Adrian Bending, Percussionist: Donna Maria Landowski, Oriole String Quartet

17 April 2022

Intrada and Recessional March in G will be performed by Robert Marsh (organ) at the Easter Sunday service in Christ Church, Skipton, Yorkshire, UK. 

27 march 2022

Paraphrase on Rockingham will be performed by Dr. Jung-A Lee at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, C.A.

26 March 2022

Paraphrase on Rockingham will be performed by Dr. Jung-A Lee at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Costa Mesa, CA 

16 september 2021

Richard was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers.

16 June 2021

Richard’s CD, Through the Void(Quartz QTZ 2142) was released, featuring Bassoon Sonata, Counting the Beats, Abigail’s Jig and eight other pieces. For more information, please visit Quartz Music.

14 JUNE 2021

Lockdown captivity allowed time for editing 65 pieces from Richard’s back catalogue, all of which are now published by UMP.

17 april 2021

Richard is invited to adjudicate for the William Walton Piano Composition Exam on behalf of Ann Tsai, Director of Ann Ensemble, Taiwan.

28 March 2021

Paraphrase on Rockingham was performed by Robert Marsh at Christ Church, Skipton, Yorks, UK.

14 june 2020

Richard became a house composer with UMP (United Music Publishing). 

7 - 31 october 2019

Richard examined for LCM at Pallazzo de la Salle, the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta, Malta. on 22 October he presented Diplomas to the successful 2018 candidates at the Graduation Ceremony in the Concert Hall. On 12 October Richard performed on the organ of St Paul’s pro-cathedral; works included his Intrada, March in D and March in F.

14 - 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

13 of Richard’s shorter works were recorded for a CD (Quartz Label QTZ 2142) at The Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School, Barnes, London. Project manager & Producer was Ates Orga and the Recording Engineer was Dave Rowell. Performers included Emilie Capulet and Prof Francis Pott (pianos), Rachel Smith (flute), Hollie-Anne Bangham (mezzo-soprano), Claire Lees (soprano), Liv Watts and Elizabeth Trigg (bassoons).

12 june - 5 july 2019

Richard examined for LCM in Ecole Ruban Vert, Libreville, Gabon;  Edinburgh and Gretna, Scotland;  and UWL, London.

19 April 2019

Paraphrase on Rockingham was performed by Hugo Agius Muscat at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta.

31 march - 3 april 2019

Richard was an online adjudicator for the fifth International Young Talent Competition, Istanbul, Turkey. This is a music competition to promote and support music education for non-conservatory students.

25 march - 10 april 2019

Richard examined for LCM and trained an examiner in Birmingham, Lincoln, Nottingham and RAF (Northolt).

24 november - 14 december 2018

Richard examined, moderated and trained examiners for LCM at Chetham’s School, Manchester; the Albemarle Centre, Hull;  Teesside High School, Eaglescliffe; the Sage Centre, Gateshead; and the University of West London, Ealing.