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HavenMusic Haven publishes and promotes new music in all of its manifestations. At its core are the works
of a number of established contemporary British composers whose works are complemented by new reconstructions
of music from the past.
Our scores are beautifully presented and edited to the highest standard and we endeavour to foster meaningful
collaboration between composer and performer, bringing fine music to a wider audience.
Photographs of Noriko Ogawa performing the
Japanese Premiere of Le tombeau de Rachmaninov at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (all photographs © Muza
Kawasaki Symphony Hall).
New Scores from Music Haven
Music Haven is delighted to announce the publication of four
Mills’s Hymn to the Aten for female choir and harp; Peter
Fribbins’s Dances & Laments (available on the CD of the same name) for
violin and ‘cello; James Francis
Brown’s Piano Quartet (available on Brown’s Prospero’s Isle CD);
and the piano and Oboe version of William
Drabkin’s completion of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in F Major
New Music Haven Scores Out Now
We are delighted to be able to announce the
latest additions to our ever-growing catalogue:
William Drabkin has returned to Music Haven
with a reconstruction of the first movement of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in F major K.293. It comes with a
comprehensive bilingual foreword on the completion process written in German and English. The piano score will be
available very shortly.
We are honoured to welcome the estimable Lloyd Moore who is publishing with us
for the first time. Charms to Music is a collection of six songs for soprano and piano. These settings of
Randolph, Byron, Sitwell, Christina Rossetti, Herrick and Bedoes are written with great flair and artistry and are
a joy to sing.
James Francis Brown’s strikingly original Heralds of Good Fortune is a
wind quintet with a difference; specifically written for the enjoyment of amateurs, it features the cor anglais and
basset horn as principle instruments doubled by their normal counterpart (oboe and clarinet) in the central
Le tombeau de Rachmaninov celebrates the lives of two of the most important composers of piano music in the
early 20th Century: Ravel and Rachmaninov. It follows the same form as Ravel’s ever-popular Le tombeau de
Couperin. It is a compilation work which features pieces from Music Haven composers James Francis Brown, Alan Mills, and Peter Fribbins; and movements by Stephen Hough (one of the
Economist’s “20 living polymaths”), British Composer Award Winner Cecilia
McDowall, and Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW ANTHOLOGY BY MUSIC HAVEN COMPOSERS: Le tombeau de
Acclaimed Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa is to give the
world premiere of a new anthology from Music Haven, 'Le tombeau de Rachmaninov' at Manchester’s
Bridgewater Hall on 19th April 2015. Bridgewater Hall commissioned the work as part of their 2015 Ravel &
Rachmaninov International Concert Series.
As well as featuring pieces by Music Haven published composers – James Francis
Brown, Peter Fribbins, and Alan
Mills - the work also contains new movements by pianist / composer Stephen
Hough, British Composer Award winner Cecilia McDowall, and
distinguished Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu.
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New Music Haven
Scores Out Now
We are very happy to announce the latest additions to our
catalogue which are available now.
Variations on God Save the King for Violin and Cello - Steven Isserlis / Johann Nepomuk Hummel: The
first in our series of performer editions. Steven has frequently played his arrangement of the classic tune with
the violinist Maxim Vengerov, and it is ideal as a rousing encore (Click the score cover to purchase from
Ave Maria - Alan Mills: This deeply moving offering from Alan
Mills shines new light on the famous Latin prayer; it is lush, rich and sonorous music with real density which
combines the ancient and eternal with a sense of 20th Century French music and perhaps even a smattering of
String Trio - James Francis Brown: James Francis Brown's
remarkable two-movement String Trio has been described as a modern classic in a genre that is somewhat
under-represented in the Twentieth Century. The first movement is dominated by two contrasting subjects; quick
and vigorous, and reflective and rhythmically free. The second movement is a set of six variations which are all
strongly marked with an emotional content ranging from dark and sombre to optimistic, radiant and cathartic.
Fantasias for Viola and Piano - Peter Fribbins: Peter Fribbins' Fantasias for Viola
and Piano draw upon two folk-songs from Hungary and Wales for their inspiration. Far from sounding rustic or
kitsch, the lilting, melancholic quality of the melodies is preserved but passed through the filter of Fribbins'
typically passionate musical voice, and - despite the somewhat disparate elements of the source material - the
music has a real sense of continuity.
Autumn Performances of Music Haven
very happy to announce that Peter Fribbins’s astonishing and highly dramatic first string quartet ‘I Have the
Serpent Brought’ is to be performed twice by the celebrated Allegri Quartet: on 23rd October at St Mary’s Church in
Hendon (alongside works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn), and again on the 26th as part of the
London Chamber Music
Society series of Sunday evening concerts.
On the 8th of November, a new version of ‘The Most Fortunate Generations’ by James Francis Brown will be premiered
by the St Albans Choral Society
(under the baton of George Vass) at St Saviour’s Church.
Alan Mills -
Ave Maria for Female Choir - Coming Soon
delighted to announce that Alan Mills' new composition: Ave Maria for solo female choir is to be
published very soon. It joins Timothy Blinko's Anima as a new choral addition to our catalogue, and Alan's The Birth of
Orpheus, and Six Poems from 'Le Bestiaire in the vocal category.
Lovers of the voice may also wish to view Antique Lands, Distant
Shores (various), Männerlist größer als
Frauenlist (Richard Wagner, realised by James Francis Brown), and Songs of Nature and
Farewell (James Francis Brown).
Hammond to perform Selections from Reflections on
Debussy at Vale of Glamorgan Festival. 18th November
2014. St David's Hall.
On the 18th of November 2014 at St David's Hall
(part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival), Clare Hammond will give a lunchtime concert which - among other
works - will feature a selection of pieces from our 'Reflections on Debussy' compilation. The pieces were
written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth and commissioned by Peter
Clare gave the premiere at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall in
2012, she knows the pieces intimately and we wish her the very greatest
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