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Saturday 10th May 2014
Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series Finale Concert: Shakespeare, War and Britten

Greg Hallam (baritone) and Robert Thompson (piano) gave a fabulous recital in the final concert of the Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series. In a programme of works commemorating the centenary of World War I and Shakespeare's 450th year, they gave the premieres of two of Chris Brammeld's works: At Last He Sleeps (settings of the poetry of Edward Thomas) and O Mistress Mine (three Shakespeare songs).

Chris has just finished writing...

A 30-minute children's ballet, The Tale of Thumbelina, based on the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. The first performances will take place in Hertfordshire on May 20th and 21st. Orchestration is underway, and a recording is planned for next year.

Other pieces completed so far in 2014 are Four Little Pieces for Clarinet and Cello, Fanfare for a Summer Day (for orchestra) and a choral setting of a Gaelic prayer, As the Rain Hides the Stars.

Chris is currently writing...

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, using newly devised scales and derived harmony.

Orchestration of "The Tale of Thumbelina" is also in progress.

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More About Chris Brammeld

Many of Chris's works have been performed regularly in the UK and abroad, and several of his choral pieces have been performed recently in London and elsewhere in the UK. The Swansea Bach Choir, under the direction of Greg Hallam, gave the premiere of To Hear The Angels Sing, and Silent Night was performed by the London Youth Children's Choir.

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Three Shakespeare Songs and At Last He Sleeps are performed by Greg Hallam and Robert Thompson.

To Hear The Angels Sing is performed by the Swansea Bach Choir.