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Gentle in July

July started with a tremendous premiere of Gentle, given by Ana Beard Fernandez (soprano) and Zoë Craven (marimba) at the Late Music lunchtime concert on Saturday 4th. Of all the performances of my music, few have captured the emotional intensity as did this one; it was a performance I will remember for a long time. I had originally composed these three short songs for soprano voice and piano but when Ana asked me to provide songs for this concert I felt sure that they would transcribe effectively for marimba, and I now prefer this version to the original. I’m grateful to percussionist Janet Fulton who looked over my marimba writing before I handed the songs to the performers but cannot th

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