New arrangements

During lockdown Daniel Hope has so far presented 60 episodes of [email protected], now [email protected] On Tour for the ARTE Channel. He regularly commissions new arrangements plus a reduction of The Carnival of the Animals for five players for social distancing. He is also recording a new album with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra that features many of my arrangements.

November 2020 – lockdown 2. [email protected] returns with a new series. Arrangements so far:

Some Enchanted Evening, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Edelweiss, It Might As Well Be Spring, A Fellow Needs a Girl

For Daniel with Max Mutzke and Marialy Pacheco – You, Unsere Nacht and Gitanerias.

Other recent new arrangements have been three tracks for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Christmas album and four tracks for a Christmas EP for Costa Rican tenor Fred Hall, recorded with the strings of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Coronavirus

As with everybody else, the brakes have to go on for a while. Let’s hope not for too long but we have to do whatever we need to do to get to the other side and I hope and pray that all my family, friends and colleagues stay well.

I hope to update again in the not too distant future. Love to you all.

World Premiere!

Today sees the first performance of my new West Side Story Suite for solo violin and strings that I have arranged for Daniel Hope. He will perform it with the New Century Chamber Orchestra (pictured here) in San Francisco and in due course it will be in Boosey’s catalogue.