“On Wings of Light” features Rosemary’s instrumental music and has been reviewed as being beautiful, dream-like, pure, powerful, relaxing, accessible, melodic, classical, contemporary, ethereal and with space and heart. Compositions from this cd have been performed in America, Canada and around Europe, and have been broadcast on American, British and Canadian radio. As well as being performed in the concert repertoire, this music is also regularly used by artists, poets, dancers, photographers, therapists, healers. Former world professional ice skating champion, Lorna Brown, has choreographed some of the music from this album for ice-skating. Rosemary’s interest in collaboration with other artists is also reflected in the cd booklet. The cover features a veil painting by Frances Marsh, with design work by David Calow, and inside are poetry extracts by Marion Fawlk and Jay Ramsay.


REVIEWS:

“The dreamlike quality of the music combines elements of Satie with an intricacy of playing more reminiscent of the recent work of Michael Nyman. In fact both string players, cellist Tony Hinnigan and viola player Catherine Musker do play in the Michael Nyman band...."On Wings of Light" gives each of the solo instruments their own piece with the piano, allowing for the appreciation of their particular sound qualities. The viola, cello and oboe each conjure up a particular combination of emotions in the listener. The haunting cello in "Atma's Flight" is a particular delight, the resonance of that instrument seeming to reflect the very essence of spirituality. A deliciously peaceful album.”
Sally Peterson of Classic FM reviewing "On Wings of Light" in Positive News

“Beautifully crafted debut CD. This was a delight to review; the clarity and sound of the instruments made it essential listening.”
Michael Madden, in 'Kindred Spirit ' magazine

“Rosemary Duxbury has the gift of melody and this album of her compositions is lucid and well-crafted. There is a richness of expression here and a clear sense of musical and emotional structure....The musical language and gestures are redolent of Ravel in their playfulness and their flowing. In fact these pieces would be perfect for dance improvisations (as much as for listening enjoyment) such is their breadth and movement.”
Brian Lee, in Caduceus Magazine

“Wonderful, beautiful music - you have a real gift.”
R.J., Lancashire, England

“It is really beautiful! We adore it! It is a wonderful CD!! We have fallen in love with the sound immediately.

Your music makes someone indeed feel deeply. It is somehow like the view at the stars in a clear silent night, like the moon which is rising slowly up into the sky - simply wonderful."
D & S., Germany

“The music is both beautiful and thought provoking.”
John Owen - UK

“I am just writing as I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your first CD.. and let you know personally how much pleasure your music has given me. I have listened to the CD countless times and it is a sure way to unwind at the end of a long day.”
L.F., London

“Rosemary Duxbury is an extremely talented composer..... an outstanding example of classical music at its finest.”
YOGA Magazine



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Also available at various UK outlets including:

Heffers:Sound, Trinity Street, Cambridge UK

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Pianist Patricia Siffert regularly performs Rosemary's music in concert. The CD 'On Wings of Light' was launched at the University of Leicester's Fraser Noble Hall, with a recital given by Patricia, the featured pianist on the CD.

The music critic wrote: “Five minutes before the performance began extra chairs were required such was the interest this concert attracted. It must have been gratifying for both Rosemary Duxbury and Patricia Siffert to find that so many people wanted to hear this recital which had as its final item the first British performance of Rosemary Duxbury's three preludes. These imaginative pieces entitled Awakenings, On Wings of Light, and Entrance were being played together for the first time. They bear a strong family resemblance with characteristically shifting harmonies and hypnotic ostinatos. Debussy, Liszt and just occasionally Brahms were called to mind, yet there is an individual and appealing voice in this evocative music. Each prelude is a substantial work quite capable of standing alone. Patricia Siffert to whom the preludes are dedicated gave a sensitive and understanding performance.”
Neil Crutchley, music critic, reviewing the 'On Wings of Light' launch concert for the Leicester Mercury

“The music combined an ethereal quality with enormous breadth, so that the effect was of a potent lightness, calling to my mind at least a sense of mystic journey and resolution.” Jane Pearson reviewing the concert for 'Women in Music Now'

Patricia Siffert was born in Fribourg, Switzerland. She was a prizewinner of several competitions in her country and received the ‘Swiss Musician Association’ prize to study with Victor Rosenbaum in Boston, USA. After further studies in piano accompaniment and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she participated in master classes given by Martin Isepp and Graham Johnson at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. Peter Feuchtwanger and Martin Jones have had a great influence in deepening her own approach to the piano. During her four-year stay in England, in addition to concert performances, she was accompanist of the London Royal Ballet. She was also finalist of the 1992 ISM ‘Accompanist of the Year’ competition.
She performs as soloist and chamber musician at home and abroad, with concerts given in North America and Europe. She took part in a Piano Duo Festival in Israel, with a performance of Bach double concerto in C major with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Noam Sherif and has played for the Swiss Radio. She is currently teaching piano studies at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva. On this cd Patricia performs: 3 piano Preludes:
'Awakenings', 'On Wings of Light' and 'Entrance'; 2 short piano pieces: 'In the Presence' & 'In the Master's Love'; and also accompanies Catherine Musker (viola) in 'Reverie' and Tony Hinnigan (cello) in 'Atma's Flight', and Rosemary Curtis (oboe) in 'Adagio'.
Catherine Musker (viola) performs in the Michael Nyman Band. Catherine studied viola with Cecil Aronowitz, Atar Arad and Misha Geller. She was a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra for 3 years and was the violist in the Balanescu Quartet and Gavin Bryars ensemble. She now plays with Sinfonia 21.
Tony Hinningan also plays in the Michael Nyman band and was a cellist with the Balanescu Quartet. He was a co-founder of 'Incantation' which has also led to a recording career and collaborations with Ennio Morricone, James Horner, John Williams, David Newton and George Fenton.

'On Wings of Light' was recorded by Alan Hames at the Fraser Noble Hall, University of Leicester in England. Patricia Siffert played on a Steinway model D


CD: “On Wings of Light”
Piano: Patricia Siffert
Viola: Catherine Musker 
Cello:Tony Hinningan
Oboe: Rosemary Curtis