Extracts from The Girl I Left Behind Me
Performed by Jessica Walker, with Joseph Atkins at the piano, the show received a New York Times Critics' Pick when Jess and Joe took it to 59E59 Theaters' Brits Off Broadway Festival in May 2013. The album is available to download from iTunes and Amazon.
Tracks featured here: I'm the Idol of the Girls / Introduction / If You Knew Susie* / Following in my Father's Footsteps / After the Ball / The Girl I Left Behind Me / Sally*. All tracks arranged by James Holmes except * arranged by Joseph Atkins.
Two excerpts from Joe's Indian Summer for solo guitar, as performed by Antonis Hatzinikolaou on NMC Recordings' release Music of Memory.
Love, According to Markov
Who knew the mathematical musings of a 19th-century statistician could get two people so hot under the collar...?
Sarah Gabriel and Peter Kenworthy perform Scene 1 of Elaine Ruth White's wonderfully witty and thought-provoking libretto. This recording also features the current students of the Year Out Drama Company, who bring the Fates, mysterious beings who preside over the outcome of the lovers' romantic wrangling, to life. Many thanks to Darren Bloom for his help with the production for this ENO Mini Opera submission.
Threnody from Shooting the War
This bleak track from Shooting the War (a series which explored the work of amateur filmmakers during World War II) accompanied several of the appalling, desolate series of images that inevitably and powerfully haunted this series. The cello soloist (from 1:57 onwards) is Southbank Centre, Artist-in-Residence Oliver Coates. Orchestra conducted by Darren Bloom.
Moderato in 3/4 from Mud, Sweat & Tractors
A track from my score to the BBC2 series Mud, Sweat & Tractors. This reflective track featured during nostalgic home-movie footage of live-stock farming from the 1960s (think Ambridge!). Ensemble conducted by Darren Bloom.
Waltz from Shooting the War
A track from my score to the BBC4 television series Shooting the War (a series which explored the work of amateur filmmakers during World War II). School children in Nazi Germany are subtly and chillingly issued the rudiments of military training through seemingly innocent play. Ensemble conducted by Darren Bloom.