Three Tributes, for two guitars

Three Tributes for two guitars (2021)

Commissioned by Jim Parbury, these three pieces represent tributes to three of my music teachers and incorporate short musical references to their works:
1. Desmond’s Delight, a tribute to my school music teacher Desmond Swinburn, who introduced me to a wide range of choral and orchestral repertoire.
2. Harmonious Howells, a thank you to Herbert Howells who taught me at the RCM and who developed my general artistic tastes alongside my musical ones
3. Geoffrey’s Gallop, a memorial to Geoffrey E. Flowers, my first piano teacher, who opened my eyes and ears to the piano repertoire and the delights of composition.

Score available for download – contact BullardMusic

Recording of first performance by Jim Parbury and Mariana Gomez