Recent updates (April 2015) - Organ Symphony No 02 Fuga Triplex - A much extended performance of the fuga triplex from Sorabji's Organ Symphony No 2. I've now done the opening section of each fugue until all voices have stated the theme and then jump to the whole of the stretto for each fugue and the whole of the coda stretto that concludes the work. About 50 minutes of music. I've taken liberties with voice leading so that which ever theme in whichever voice is being stated is louder.
In the coda stretto that concludes the work each of the three themes is stated in all six voices bottom upwards one after the other. Even cheating with dynamics that's still quite hard to follow as there is hardly any respite from 6, 7 or 8 lines of polyphony. Enjoy in MP3 or FLAC.
Recent updates (January 2014) Although I've posted this on the The Virtual Jami Blog already here's the first hour or so of my second performance of the 3rd movement of the Jami Symphony (.flac) (.mp3) and having now taken an extended break from that enterprise I have created a performance of the fifth movement of Sorabji's 2nd Piano Toccata which you can hear in .flac or .mp3 and read about here. I've also re-posted the performances of the first four movements in both .flac and .mp3 so that the sound quality is improved and consistent with the latest performance all of which can be accessed on the 2nd Toccata page.
Recent updates (September 2013) Whilst on a break from the Jami Symphony I have rustled up the
fourth movement of Sorabji's 2nd Piano Toccata which you can hear here and read a little
more about here.
Recent updates (January 2013) I have created a new performance of Sorabji's Jami Symphony, second Movement using only the Vienna Symphonic Library. This sounds so much better than the earlier performance and I have included far more of my own interpretation. The MP3 is here. You can also read a little more about the performance on The Virtual Jami Blog.
Recent updates (June 2012)
I have created a new performance of Sorabji's Jami Symphony, second Movement using only the Vienna Symphonic Library. This sounds so much better than the earlier performance and I have included far more of my own interpretation. The MP3 is here. You can also read a little more about the performance on The Virtual Jami Blog.
Recent updates (November 2011)
Recent updates (October 2011)
The Virtual Jami Blog - follow progress of my first attempts to create a virtual performance of the Jami Symphony using the Vienna Symphonic Library.
Recent updates (January 2011)
For a couple of months I have been working on a full VSL performance of Sorabji's Jami Symphony which you can follow on the Virtual Jami Blog linked above.
Recent updates (October 2010)More Sorabji with the first movement of the Toccata Seconda not performed since the composer premiered the work in Glasgow in 1936. The first movement of ten is titled
Preludio - Toccata. You can read a bit more about it here.
Recent updates (September 2010)
I have completed a performance of John Whites Symphony for Organ and Six Tubas performed here by VSL massed Tubas.
I will be adding a new page for my own compositions and the first piece posted is "The Ecstacy of Isaac Newton" a piece for two pianos performed by the VSL Imperial Bosendorfer via Sibelius 6.
Recent updates (June 2010)
With Jonathan Powell's WP of Sorabji's Sequentia Cyclica just round the corner, I've added a performance of variation 29 entitled Quasi Debussy and a very lovely peice it is to.
Recent updates (May 2010)
I've now completed a performance of Derek Bourgeois' 2nd Brass Quintet. This is the original version of the Concerto for Brass Quintet and Brass Band. Written for the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble they considered it was too difficult hence the subsequent concerto version. This is in effect the World Premier of the original version. You can read a bit more about it on the Bourgeois page.
Recent updates (April 2010)
In preperation for the world premiers this summer of the 2nd Organ Symphony by Kevin Bowyer and Sequentia Cyclica by Jonathan Powell I am creating various excerpts which help me to get into these works and mean i can enjoy the live performances more.
Recent updates (March 2010)
I have completed the performance of the 3rd movement of Bourgeois' Second Brass Band Concerto. Entitled "March" it is no "Liberty Bell" but has that compelling forward momentum that builds climax upon climax to it's inexorable conclusion - another huge tour de force. The links to the first two movements can be found on the Bourgeois tab.
In preperation for the world premier of Sorabji's complete Sequentia Cyclica in June 2010 I have created performances of various extracts which can be found here page.