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Capellidiluna

Capellidiluna (Barbara Dellavalle, clarinet and Manuela Capelli, pianoforte)
performed the concert
CELTIC LINES concert on Tuesday 30 April 2019
at Padiglione Ex 18, Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 96, 13100 Vercelli VC, Italy
which included four of my “Folksong Snapshots”

They write:
“Celtic lines è pensiero armonico in movimento espresso attraverso brani musicali dal sapore celtico.

Il progetto si propone di accendere un faro per riportare alla luce armonie, scorci, dettagli ed emozioni legati all’epoca e al fascino dell’Abbazia di S. Andrea avvicinando la cultura musicale medioevale celtica al linguaggio esecutivo contemporaneo.”

[Celtic lines is harmonic thinking in movement expressed through musical pieces with a Celtic flavor.

The project aims to light a lighthouse to bring to light harmonies, views, details and emotions linked to the era and the charm of the Abbey of St. Andrea, bringing Celtic medieval musical culture closer to the contemporary language of performance.]

The programme was:
David Warin Solomons – Four Folksong Snapshots

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Six studies in English folk-songs

Armando Ghidoni – Jazzy-Celtic Suite

and selections of traditional Celtic pieces reviewed in contemporary style.

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Upcoming performances with Tom Meany (flute) and friends

On Sunday May 19th 2019 at 2 pm – in the St William Sunday Concert Series
(6200 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5621, USA)
– the Meany/Simmons Flute and Classical Guitar Duo will play my “Details”

On Friday June 7th 2019 at 6:30 pm – at the Calliope Music Store
(4 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003, USA)
Members of The Philadelphia Flute Quartet will play my “Japanese Song Flute Trio”

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Flow my tears by John Dowland for saxophone and guitar

Performance by Jess Gillam and Miloš Karadaglić of my arrangement of Dowland’s Flow my tears for saxophone and classical guitar

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Flow my tears fall from your springs,
Exil’d for ever: let me mourn
Where night’s black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.

Down vain lights shine you no more,
No nights are dark enough for those
That in despair their last fortunes deplore,
Light doth but shame disclose.

Never may my woes be relieved,
Since pity is fled,
And tears, and sighs, and groans my weary days
Of all joys have deprived.

From the highest spire of contentment,
My fortune is thrown,
And fear, and grief, and pain for my deserts
Are my hopes since hope is gone.

Hark you shadows that in darkness dwell,
Learn to contemn light,
Happy, happy they that in hell
Feel not the world´s despite.

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Recent performances

On 17 February 2019 at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, Cooper City, FL, USA, there was a concert of Armenian music for flute and guitar, including my arrangements of various Armenian folksongs (commissioned by Sarkis Anac).

The performers were Robert Billington (flute) and Rene Gonzalez (guitar) and two of Robert’s students – Emma Mellinger and R Scott Ireland.

The videos from the concert can be enjoyed on this Youtube Playlist

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Brigitte Jones and Ute Schwarting performed the four hands piano version of my Blue Boar Blue at The Avenue Methodist church in Sale, UK, at 2.30 on 25th January 2019.

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On Friday January 18 2019, Shabbat Shirah, at Temple Sinai, Delray Beach, Florida, Margaret Carlisle, Robert Billington and Dr. Vindhya Khare performed my setting for soprano, alto flute and piano of Psalm 96 (Shiru l’adonai shir chadash – Sing unto the Lord a New Song)  – Video

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On Sunday, December 16, 2018 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,

188 S. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach, FL. there was a concert including numbers from

my “ABC of the Renaissance” by

The Billington and Gonzalez Duo

Robert Billington, flute, Rene Gonzalez, guitar

Concert entitled “The Enchanted Dawn”

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In November 2018 London Strings recorded my Bifocal Rag for strings at Angel Studios: Video