Last month I enjoyed the chance to hear a short piece for four horns and choir which I wrote a few years ago for the opening of an outdoor theatre. This is our Eden, a song of gardens, flowers and trees. It was beautifully performed by horns and singers alike – and it’ll be recorded on a CD this summer, along with the carol As Joseph was a-walking.
Meanwhile, I’ve been writing a new piece for violin and piano, for Guy Button. Spring seemed to be what was in my mind, and a rather Italian, Vivaldi-ish spring too, hence the name Primavera. It’ll get its first two performances next month in London (GSMD, July 5) and Winchester (July 6).