Orgelbuchlein Commission

Solfa has produced a new piece for organist Tom Bell, as a contribution to the The Orgelbüchlein Project, curated by William Whitehead.  The Orgelbüchlein Project is a major international composition project to complete J S Bach’s Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book), and features short works by an international group of composers, each writing in their unique idiom. The new piece is based on ‘Gott hat das Evangelium’, No. 141 in the original Orgelbüchlein, and like the other pieces commissioned, is roughly two minutes in duration. More information on the project, including scores by some of the composers commissioned, is available here

Convivium CD Release

Solfa’s piece ‘Silver Tree Fanfare’ has been recorded by Illumina Duo on the Convivium label along with other contemporary pieces for trumpet and organ, performed by Ellie Lovegrove and Richard Moore. The CD was launched at a concert at St Lawrence Jewry Church on 4th Oct 2017. The CD ‘Dances and Poems’ is available to purchase here.

Characterisation in Contemporary Opera and Music Theatre

DPhil Thesis (2016) Oxford

CMC works

Sheet music for various pieces, including the popular solo flute piece, ‘Dystopia’, are available to purchase from the Contemporary Music Centre website here.

Upon the Rose

Solfa’s piece ‘Upon the Rose’, premiered by the Irish National Chamber Choir last year, is now published by Choralies and available for purchase from their website here.  The sheet music includes a French translation of the text, which is by Joseph Mary Plunkett.

Music: Function and Value

Solfa has recently had a paper published by the ICMS and the Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie, in a book entitled ‘Music: Function and Value – Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Musical Signification;.  The conference took place in 2010, and Solfa presented her paper: ‘Axiology, Constructivism and Schemata: The Composer’s Perspective’.  Despite the seeming ambiguity of its title, the paper explores the composer’s motivation for composing, his/her opinion on audience reaction and whether it inhibits or enhances their creative output.  The methodology involved interviews and questionnaires with several young composers, whose opinions are represented in the paper.

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