Welcome! British composer Rosemary Duxbury writes music 
‘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:

Hi and welcome!
Much of my music is about spiritual journey, to open up consciousness, uplift and inspire. It is performed in the classical repertoire in concerts, used in film, and can be enjoyed in your own home via my 4 albums of music The latest release is “Thread of Gold”, a collaboration of music and poetry in memory of the late British poet Jay Ramsay. My sheet music is beautifully and lovingly published by Charasound. Please visit my SHOP. Enjoy browsing this site, there are plenty of pages!

Rosemary x

RADIO BROADCAST for International Women’s Day

Many thanks to Jude Cowan Montague  for broadcasting my piano piece “Awakenings” on London’s Independent radio station Resonance FM this month. The programme The News Agents IWD Special celebrated women composers including works by long term members of the Women Composers Collective: Katie Seaton, Arhynn Descy, Kristen Baum, Jude Cowan Montague, and includes performances by cellists Jeness and Emma Butterworth. The programme has been archived so if your’e interested to hear some new music by women please take a LISTEN here.


Read more about Awakenings for piano solo.

SHEET MUSIC available.



MUSIC FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM
“Forever is this moment”
Collaboration with photographic film maker Annette Horn & pianist Patricia Siffert.

Delighted that photographic film maker Annette Horn has produced her latest video featuring my piano music “In the Presence”. The video is dedicated to all those affected in the arts industry 2020, and now entering into the new year of 2021. This and other videos are on the Charasound Youtube page. Please consider subscribing!













RADIO BROADCAST premiere of “Kabir says...”
Thank you to American Radio host Marvin Rosen for recently giving a premiere broadcast of my art song “Kabir says...” on his show Classical Discoveries: VIva 21st Century Music.

This art-song is a setting of a poem by the 15th century Indian mystic Kabir  (translated by American scholar Bob Hays). The performance is by German mezzo soprano Bhawani Moennsad and pianist Symeon Ioannidis recorded at the Berlin State Opera house rooms. Read more here

New RECORDING:
Thank you to International Harpist Eleanor Turner for recently recording “Prayer” for harp solo.
Ideal for having 3 minutes of relaxing contemplation time, to take time out in this challenging and stressful time. Available to listen on Soundcloud.


CONCERTS
Although several concerts have been cancelled last year, they will be rescheduled. I also have news of my latest piano compositions - looking forward to sharing this with you. I’ll update you here and on my composer facebook page which I invite you to ‘Like’!

December 18th 2020. Switzerland.
Swiss pianist Patricia Siffert performed ‘Prayer’ as part of a recital at L’Eglise de Duillie
r, Nr Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland on Friday 18th December 8pm.The concert, given in the beautiful setting of this charming Swiss village, featured short pieces interspersed with readings of meditative texts. ‘Prayer’ was presented alongside works by Dvorak, Vitali, Bach and Schubert performed by Patricia Siffert (piano) and Joachim Renevey (violin)

Read more about Prayer, SHEET MUSIC on special offer

Recent World Premiere of ‘Kabir says...(Soprano & Harp version) 

Rosemary’s music spoke to me absolutely immediately and I love her harmonic language, confident use of space and time and the wonderful partnership of harp and voice!
Eleanor Turner, Head of Harp, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Eleanor Turner (harp) and Caroline Trutz (soprano) gave the world premiere of ‘Kabir says…’,  (harp version) on 9 September 2020, at the church of St Peter and St Paul, Uppingham, England. “Kabir says...” is an art song setting of poetry by the Indian mystic Kabir, using a translation by American scholar Bob Hays. The concert entitled “Music and Solace”,  also included music by Hildegard von Bingen, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Trutz and ‘Song of the Angel’ by Taverner

Eleanor Turner currently Head of Harp at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the best harpists of her generation. Caroline Trutz has performed many operatic roles and recitals, mostly of Russian songs ,internationally and on UK and French TV and national radio. Live Stream Recording of the Concert





LATEST PUBLICATIONS & RECORDINGS

My piano piece “Release”
is  now available as Sheet Music (Charasound) and also available to DOWNLOAD from iTunes $0.99

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE: £10 (+ £2.50 p&p)

LISTEN or purchase Sheet Music

‘Release’ has been performed around the UK (including in concert at Gloucester Cathedral) and presented in New York by pianist Marvin Rosen.  It was recorded by Patricia Siffert at the award winning recording studio, Potton Hall.



THREAD OF  GOLD

Poetry of Jay Ramsay & Music of Rosemary Duxbury


A fitting celebration of Jay Ramsay’s contribution to the world of poetry and a reminder of the treasure house of Rosemary Duxbury’s music.”
James D’Angelo, Caduceus Magazine

Thrilled to anno
unce 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.
Read more...

This unique and innovative collaboration blends contemporary classical music with a poetry of heightened awareness and vision.


Featuring rare recordings of Jay reading his own poetry, alongside Rosemary’s music performed by herself and internationally recognised 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



FILM MUSIC NEWS


Recording at Smecky Music Studio Prague


Conducting 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’(dir.by Will Forrester).











“Ashes”  - Feature Film


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










PREVIOUS NEWS:




Clara Maud Renevey (viola), Joachim Renevey (violin) and Patricia Siffert (piano) performing “Reverie” (viola & piano) and “In the Master’s Love” (violin & piano) in Biel, Switzerland.









Ra Twilley (
tenor) singing my settings of Jay Ramsay’s poems  “I. John” and “Adam’s Song” accompanied by myself on piano at St Laurence’s Church, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


Thanks to Pete Wiggs of the Saint Etienne band and Séance Radio for featuring “I, John”, my setting of a poem by Jay Ramsay, is sung by Chloe Goodchild with myself on piano. from my new album ‘Thread of Gold’ on his show.


Katharine Lam  performed “In the Master’s Love” (piano solo) alongside a programme of Schubert, Schumann, Bach and Saint-Saens in Weymouth. Katharine is an established recitalist, concerto-soloist, and senior piano lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


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,





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




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.


Award-winning composer/pianist Emily Wong has performed with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi. 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


Poet Jay Ramsay 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,...”  Read the full review...


www.jayramsay.co.uk


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