I met Peter Oakes whilst out walking the dog on June 8th and I asked him about the possibility of any performances - especially my Piano Trio movement "Past Tense". By chance he replied that he had, there in his satchel, a copy of Past Tense which he was considering that very day with the other members of the Trio. He also hinted that if I wrote something for just Cello & Piano, they might consider that. I need no secong bidding and composed "the Cuckoo" the following couple of days. It is a setting - very free - of a Welsh folksong, and will form part of a collection of dances.... more to follow!
No.1 the Cuckoo
I scored this for 'cello & orchestra - you can find this here