22/09/13: As the new academic year begins, I thought a quick resume of this summer's activities might be in order. It's been a busy one, involving some really memorable concerts with The Gonzaga Band, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, and the Cecilia Concert. Last week I returned to Alwinton Church in Northumberland to record the Northumbrian Exchanges folk / early music collaboration with Shona Mooney, Andy Watt, Jacob Heringman and Susanna Pell. Engineered and produced by Adrian Hunter, this disc will be released on SFZ Music in the new year. This has been one of the most inspiring collaborations of my career, and I can't wait to hear and share the results!
In other news, I have been working with a colleague at Newcastle University's Culture Lab to develop a 3D printed cornett, and took delivery of the first prototype in July. Early signs are very promising! More info here.
And a couple of new CDs from HMSC:
At His Majesty's Pleasure, new music by Martyn Harry.
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies, a collaboration with Ex Cathedra and our great friends in Concerto Palatino.