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


Honoured to be selected for the 2022 International Composers Festival in Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, UK. May 20 -22. The International Composers Festival is a three-day celebration of new and exciting original music. Over 40 extraordinary composers have been invited from 22 countries with over 60 diverse compositions performed in four concerts at the prestigious De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK. See concert info below...



Tickets and more info:

https://www.dlwp.com/event/international-composers-festival/



Delighted to have provided the music for the award winning film, “The Chalgrove Brook‘ in collaboration with Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack. 

This documentary film by director Nicola Schafer, is in collaboration with Jeremy Irons and Sinea
d Cusack giving readings.

It is an important and beautiful film highlighting the significance of saving chalk streams,

It has just won Best Short Documentary at the Europe Film Festival UK and I am thrilled to have received a nomination for Best Score.


Www.thechalgrovebrook.uk








CONCERTS


Saturday 21 May 2022 10.30 am

International Composers Festival 2022

Chamber concert: ‘Small is Beautiful’

Venue: De la Warr Pavillion

Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, UK

Performance of “In the Presence” (piano solo) by Rosemary Duxbury


International soloists and ensembles perform a variety of music including world premieres by at least six female composers, in a relaxed morning atmosphere.


Saturday 12 February 2022 18.00 hr

UK 4 US: La Musica Britannica

Concert and CD Launch  Alatri, Italy

Performance of “Reverie” for clarinet and piano

by Antonello Timp
ani (clarinet) Antonio D'Anto (piano)


“This morning, studying your Reverie, I enjoyed very much. It is a sweet, interesting, warm, exciting story that you tell with a lot of love. Thank you. Antonio D’Antó




1 December 2021.

‘Reverie” for Clarinet & Piano - World Premiere

The World Premiere of ‘Reverie’ for clarinet in A and piano took place at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León. Salamanca, Spain on

Antonello TIMPANI (clarinete) y Antonio D´ANTÓ (piano)


30 October 2021

Kingfisher Chorale performed “Angel Whisper, alongside music by James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik, John Rutter, Ola Gjeilo, Charlotte Bray, Elizabeth Machonchy, Benjamin Rimmer, Veljon Tormis, & Joe Dudell.




BROADCASTS

December 30 2021


“Light” for solo piano, my latest composition, recently recorded by Patricia Siffert, received its first public hearing with a broadcast premiere on

“Viva 21st Century” a live radio marathon program in the USA presented by radio host Marvin Rosen.




INTERVIEW on Moving Classics TV

Delighted to have been interviewed by Moving Classics TV (A popular curated discovery channel for new piano music, founded by concert pianist Anna Sutyagina and a team of modern piano music lovers from Munich.). To access the transcript, please go to this link then click on ‘interview’ button under photo.

https://movingclassics.tv/classicpeople/rosemary-duxbury/

NEW WORK & RECORDING
NEW CD LAUNCH
Renowned Italian musicians Antonello Timpani & Antonio D’Antó have recorded ‘Reverie’ for Clarinet in A and Piano, in Italy, for their upcoming CD of English music for Clarinet: UK 4 US: La Musica Britannica. It will be launched on Saturday February 12 2022 in Alatri ,Italy..


OTHER PREMIERES

RADIO BROADCAST premiere of “Kabir says...”
Thank you to American Radio host Marvin Rosen for 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 mystic Kabir  (translated by American scholar Bob Hays). The performance is by German mezzo Bhawani Moennsad and pianist Symeon Ioannidis recorded at the Berlin State Opera house rooms. Read more here

The voice and harp version of ‘Kabir says...also received its World Premiere given by soprano Carolne Trutz and harpist Eleanor Turner.

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 RECORDINGS

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



Thank you to International Harpist Eleanor Turner for 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.


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!










MUSIC for SHORT FILM ”Communication” by Pete James.

Deligh
ted this film received a nomination for Best Micro Short Film at Birmingham Film Festival. It is a also finalist for the Stourbridge Film Festival




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 produced her latest video featuring my piano music “In the Presence”. The video is dedicated to all those affected in the arts industry theses past two years. This and other videos are on the Charasound Youtube page. Please consider subscribing!


PREVIOUS NEWS:


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.



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








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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