Welcome! British composer Rosemary Duxbury writes music in
the classical style ‘to touch the heart and inspire the soul’.

Music for concert, film and recordings.
Performed and broadcast internationally, available to download, on cd, as sheet music, and produced for film and multi-media.


”...an ethereal quality with enormous breadth...the effect was of a potent lightness, calling to my mind at least a sense of mystic journey and resolution
Jane Pearson writing for 'Women in Music Now'


”Beautiful and pure” 
Jonathan Harvey, British composer.


 

MIRRORS OF LIGHT -
British piano music for the 21st century


Spiritual, minimalist piano music combined with a romantic, impressionistic heritage - this is piano music for the 21st century, described by audiences as pure, beautiful, profound and 'an elixir for the soul'.

CD & individual track downloads available from CD Baby:

NEW ALBUM!

THREAD OF  GOLD

Poetry of Jay Ramsay & Music of Rosemary Duxbury


Thrilled to announce the launch of my latest album, a re-release of “Thread of Gold” in memory of English poet Jay Ramsay (1958-2018) with whom I collaborated for many years.














The CD was launched at Jay Ramsay’s Celebration of Life event in Stroud, May 4th 2019. 

‘Thread of Gold’ features Jay reading his own poems alongside music performed by international musicians. Read more...


“Jay Ramsay..an influential presence on the alternative poetry scene. With the rich timbre of his voice, and his impassioned opinions, he was an ambassador for transformative spiritual, political and psychological awareness” The Guardian 2019


 “one of our most authentic visionary poets”  Andrew Harvey



For further info: email music@charasound.com



Also many thanks to Marvin Rosen for his American broadcast of ‘Angel Whisper’, a setting of Jay’s poetry for soprano and choir. It is a musical 'triptych', composed in 2003 and first performed by the Kingfisher Chorale at the Fraser Noble Hall, University of Leicester. It has since been performed around the UK and in Canada.


To read more:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/angel-whisper-rosemary-duxbury/


LATEST PUBLICATION

“Release”
newly available as Sheet Music and Radio Broadcast

Delighted to announce that my piano piece, ‘Release’ is now available to purchase as sheet music, and is was celebrated with a broadcast on Jenna Fentiman’s radio show on London’s Soho Radio (Culture Channel) for International Women’s Day How to purchase Sheet Music

Available to DOWNLOAD from iTunes or CD Baby $0.99

‘Release’ has been performed around the UK (including in concert at Gloucester Cathedral) and most recently performed by Marvin Rosen in New York.  It was composed in response to a poem given to me by writer and storyteller Sarah Fawcett, and recorded by concert pianist Patricia Siffert at the award winning recording studio, Potton Hall. Here is a video of Patricia playing at Potton Hall:















FILM MUSIC NEWS


Recording at Smecky Music Studio Prague


A joy to work with and conduct the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, who recorded my latest orchestral piece “Touch of Love”  (for solo violin & orchestra) at the Smecky Recording Studio.  Many thanks to the team: Nic Raine, James FitzPatrick, Leigh Phillips,
Vítek Král, Tim Johnson, Guy Michelmore, Bradley Jordan and violin soloist Lucie Svehlova.  



“Eyes Wide Open”  - Feature Film


Delight
ed to have been part of the composing team for the film ‘Eyes Wide Open’, (a spy thriller written and directed by Will Forrester). The film received its premiere on September 29th in South Korea and recently selected for the Canada International Film Festival.  Congratulations to all involved!







“Ashes”  - Feature Film


Now available on Amazon.
Excellent script and directing by writer and director Alan Coulson, and some very fine acting. Great team to be part of!












RADIO BROADCASTS in USA and Hong Kong


My setting of Jay Ramsay’s “Angel Whisper” for soprano and choir was broadcast on Marvin Rosen’s Classical Discoveries Radio Show in America on 3 April. An archive of this is available for a limited time at
http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org/index_in_praise_of_woma…

Marvin Rosen also broadcast ‘Mirrors of Light’ on his Marathon broadcast Viva 21st century, on his radio show Classical Discoveries WPRB, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Delighted to be included in this unique show celebrating classical music of the 21sr century from around the world


'Light Falling' (for strings and harp) played by Sinfonica Aosta (conductor: Emmanuel Siffert) from the album ‘Streams’ was also featured on 'Classical Discoveries'.  WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton NJ, alongside the broadcast of my piano piece ‘Prayer’.

Read more about 'Light Falling'



’Adagio’ fo
r Oboe and Piano (performed by Rosemary Curtis and Patricia Siffert on my ‘On Wings of Light’ album) received a radio broadcast in Hong Kong on Colin Touchin’s “In Touch with Music” Show on RTHK Radio 4   rthk.org.hk






Pianist Julian Hellaby, beautifully performed ‘without words, without silence’ in London and Coventry as part of his
recent piano recital series. The programme included Bach, Beethoven and Liszt.  Julian has performed as a solo and concert soloist around the world including recitals in the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. He is also the author of ‘The mid-twentieth century concert pianist- an English experience’.


Read more about  ‘without words, without silence’



International Composers Festival, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, UK




I particularly loved your composition which was
utterly transcendental and deeply moving.“
Jenny Baird, artist






A pleasure to accompany acclaimed soprano Katerina Mina and excellent flautist Chris Lacey a performance of “Songs of the Mysterious” at the  ‘SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL - Music To Move The Spirit’ Concert held in the beautiful De la Warr Pavilion
Concert Hall  for the International Composers Festival 2018. Wonderful to have participated in this marvellous festival founded by composer and pianist Polo Piatti featuring the work of 40 living composers from around the world, many of whom travelled to be there in person.





Read more about “Songs of the Mysterious” and its setting of poems by English poet, Jay Ramsay.



PREVIOUS NEWS


With New York concert pianist Emily Wong, sharing my new piano music at her studio in NY. Emily has performed my piano so
lo ‘Streams’ in Minneapolis, and now we are looking forward to further collaborations.


Award-winning composer/pianist Emily Wong has written for piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra and as a pianist has appeared often with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Continuum, American Composers Orchestra, and the Stamford Symphony.She currently plays for the American Ballet Theatre. For more info http://emilywongmusic.com




World Premiere of  ‘The Pure One’ (for unaccompanied choir) performed by Vox Luminosa for their 10th anniversary concert in Repentigny, Montreal, Canada.






Review of “Mirrors of Light”:

“(the) musi
c is both of its time and ahead of it: it is a bringing of spirit to matter in the medium of sound that touches the highest levels of lightness and grace” Caduceus Magazine


Jay Ramsay, poetry editor and reviewer writes,
“I always tell people that Rosemary Duxbury is the real thing. She’s a rare phenomenon: a modern, female, classically trained composer whose work is in the tradition of Elgar and Benjamin Britten, and who is also inspired by Stockhausen, Keith Jarrett and the possibilities of computer technology. She’s also deeply inspired by poetry...”  Read the full review...


www.jayramsay.co.uk


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Streams album
I have made th
e individual tracks from the Streams album available for download for the first time. Please visit CD Baby for details. The album features “Light Falling” for Strings and harp performed by the Italian orchestra Sinfonica Aosta conducted by Emmanual Siffert (currently Principal Conductor at the San Juan Symphony Orchestra in Argentina), and piano solos performed by Swiss concert pianist Patricia Siffert.
 

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