Sunday, 8 September 2013

Hot off-the-press madrigals

Last night the fabulous Madrigali Redux gave a concert in York’s Late Music Series. They gave 10 first performances in one night of new madrigals for four voices to a large enthusiastic audience in the intimate York Unitarian Chapel.

Pianist Mark Hutchinson also played four new piano pieces based on 16th and 17th century madrigals. Here he is rehearsing during Saturday afternoon.

He played a brand new piece of mine based on a Monteverdi madrigal – it’s wonderful when someone like Mark knows straightaway how your piece should go. I was delighted with what he did.

With luck, a recording should be posted on the Late Music Series’s website before too long. Thanks Mark and to Steve who organised the concert.


  1. So glad it went well, Peter. Interesting to see a glimpse of the manuscript with your handwritten musical notes.

  2. Thank you and glad to see that your day at the London Poetry Book Fair was a success (see