Paul Burnell

20 Apr 2017, Article
'Little Era Ending Songs' now published and performance, Sat 22 April 2017
Chris Brannick (percussion) and Sara Stowe (soprano) will perform an eclectic programme of music for percussion and soprano - described as  'East and West, medieval and contemporary, folk and theatre' Saturday, 22 April 2017, 7.00pm. St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, UK. The concert includes a collection of songs written by Paul Burnell - 'Little Era Ending Songs' - dedicated to Chris Brannick and Sara Stowe - and which are now available from MusicaNeo. The ‘Little Era Ending Songs’ are for ...
17 Feb 2017, Article
Sheet Music now available for 'Acute Suites'
The album 'Acute Suites' is released in March 2017.  Scores and parts are now available from MusicaNeo.  The pieces on the new album are: Acute Suite No. 1 -  ensemble in four parts with optional percussion, optional keyboard and optional bass Acute Suite No. 2 -  ensemble in three parts with optional bass and percussion Acute Suite No. 3 -  ensemble in four parts Many-Coloured Glass -  Toy Piano, or similar instrument, with optional drone and/or pre-recorded ...
22 Aug 2016, Article
Read review of piano album 'It May Have Been'
A review by Frances Magdalene Wilson on her blog  'The Cross-Eyed Pianist' "there is sophistication in the careful placing of notes to create subtle shadings, unexpected harmonies and suspended sounds."
21 Jul 2016, Article
Recorder Magazine review of 'In the Margins'
'In the Margins', written for The Stanesby Players, reviewed by Adam J Dopadlik in Recorder Magazine: “… a work of inspired creativity, no doubt owing much to the musicianship of Andrew Collis (recorder), Ibrahim Aziz (viol), and Akiko Imai (harpsichord) in addition to the compositional skills of Paul Burnell.” (blush)
19 Jul 2016, Article
Read article about 'Kiss'
Composer Robert Percy has written about 'Kiss' - a flexibly-scored piece by Paul Burnell -  on the  British Music Collection website  - part of Sound and Music.   "I’m drawn to compositions that possess a purity of idea and Kiss has this.​"
02 Jul 2016, Article
Watch Video 'It May Have Been'
A short video of Paul Burnell describing an album of piano pieces played by James Bacon. The album is released 4 July 2016
09 Jun 2016, Article
'Open Score' London Sinfonietta album
An album of recordings by the London Sinfonietta, conductor Gregory Rose, has been digitally released by NMC.   It features flexibly-scored pieces commissioned by CoMA - Contemporary Music for All - including '4 Minutes - 4 Daydreams' by Paul Burnell
12 Nov 2015, Article
'Accompanied Readings Vol. 1' album released December 2015
The first of two volumes of Accompanied Readings will be released on December 7.  'Accompanied Readings Vol. 1' includes settings of seven texts published at the end of the 19th century, including Oscar Wilde's 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' and 'The Piano-Organ' by Amy Levy. The narrations are by Paul Burnell, with Karen Burnell narrating an excerpt from 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The instrumentation varies for each piece, and ranges from recorder quartet to electric guitars ...
15 Aug 2015, Article
'Closet Music: Imaginary Soundworlds'
I will have an artwork score included in 'Closet Music: Imaginary Soundworlds'  An exhibition of art, poetry and music for aural imagination. The Proud Archivist, Haggerston, 2 – 10 Hertford Road, London N1 5SH 14 - 27 September 2015.   It's a great spot for a gallery - right next to the Regents Canal - enjoy the cafe, the exhibition and the canal boats! For more about the exhibition and the Closet Music project visit:
14 Jul 2015, Article
Piano Music album on the way
Have been spending time over the past few months working with the wonderful pianist and sound engineer James Bacon to record an album of piano music by Paul Burnell. We're about half-way through the recording process now.  We've been working remotely, with James sending me audio files, and working on comments and changes via email discussion - which has been working very well.  In August I'll be going up to James' studio in Sheffield for a few days to tweak the overall sound and to put ...
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