Paul Burnell

04 Feb 2013, Article
Cocooned, recording uploaded
A recording included on the album 'Face Each Aged Ache' has been uploaded for the canon 'Cocooned'. The piece is written for 2 instruments in C, and 1 instrument in either Bb, F or Eb which means that the harmony produced will be determined by the combination of instruments that are playing. The attached recording is of 2 oboes and tenor horn in Eb.   Another interesting combination might be an oboe trio: oboe - cor anglais - oboe. Here is link to album on iTunes:   Face Each ...
25 Jan 2013, Article
There's a Tree Filled with Wings
One of several pieces to be uploaded that appear on the new album 'Face Each Aged Ache' Here is link to album on iTunes:   Face Each Aged Ache I was in Peckham Rye Park in London last summer and heard the faintest echo of a couple of notes of music - might have been a mobile phone, someone's mp3 player, I don't know.   Anyway, a melodic phrase developed in my head and when I got home I did a google search on Peckham Rye, and found a great quote from a biography of William Blake that ...
18 Jan 2013, Article
Mid-life, for 12 violins
'Mid-life' is the second track on the 2013 album 'Face Each Aged Ache'.  The score and parts have been available on MusicNeo for nearly a year, but now revised parts created in Sibelius have been uploaded.   It's quite a long piece - about 11:30.   Might make an interesting addition to a Symphony Orchestra concert where just the violins are used? Here is link to album on iTunes:  Face Each Aged Ache
10 Jan 2013, Article
Face Each Aged Ache - uploaded
The second of several pieces to be uploaded that appear on the new album 'Face Each Aged Ache' Here is link to album on iTunes:  Face Each Aged Ache The score is a very simple 'graphic' score - a table of letter names.  For instruments in C and / or F (or in Bb and / or Eb) Play letter names as notes. H = B natural . Transposing instruments play as written. Perform as chords using letters arranged vertically. Players move between lines and / or perform as a round ...
03 Jan 2013, Article
One / (very s/low d/own) Breath
The first of several pieces to be uploaded that appear on the new album 'Face Each Aged Ache' Here is link to album on iTunes:  Face Each Aged Ache The score is a very simple 'graphic' score - a table of letter names.  The note names are read from left to right, top to bottom. Each performer plays notes, low in their register, each for a duration between 8 and 16 seconds. In an ensemble the players need not coordinate the entries of their individual notes. In a very large ensemble it ...
01 Jan 2013, Article
New album - some scores of which are already uploaded on MusicaNeo
Face Each Aged Ache - iTunes The new album by Paul Burnell - 'Face Each Aged Ache' is released today on iTunes.  Scores for some of the tracks on the album are already available here on MusicaNeo and over the next few weeks it is hoped that more scores from the album will be uploaded.  Some of the scores do not have traditional notation and may be listed on IMSLP instead.
24 Jul 2012, Article
Even more Recorder Ensemble arrangements uploaded
These will be the last recorder ensemble arrangements I'll be uploading for a while - movements from Debussy and Ravel choral pieces - 'Trois Beaux Oiseaux du Paradis' and 'Ronde' by Ravel, and 'Dieu! quail la fair bon regarder!' by Debussy.  You can find them in the Arrangements folder of my Scores Catalogue.  Like the Erik Satie pieces I uploaded recently, they were produced for an 'Eight Foot' recorder course in May.  Hope you enjoy them.  Scores are currently free to download, ...
14 Jul 2012, Article
Satie Recorder Arrangements
I arranged Satie pieces for a recorder course I tutored recently - mostly low recorders: Tenor, Bass, Great Bass, Contrabass.  I've uploaded the arrangements and you can find them in my scores catalogue under 'Arrangements':  3 Gymnopedies, Gnossienne No. 1, Ogives, Je Te Veux, Avant-dernieres Pensees.  Scores free, parts $1.50 per set.
12 Jul 2012, Article
Is That You? (or is it just me?)
Myself and my partner performed with the Contakt Ensemble at the weekend in the very reverberant Mile End Art Pavilion, London.  We played 'Is That You? (or is it just me?) - you can find it in my catalogue 'Solos and Duos'.  The piece was composed in 2000 after I experienced a rather quizzical encounter with a blackbird in my garden.  The performing venue had a lake with birds on it for a backdrop and so it all seemed rather apt.   I also performed a new piece 'Survey' based on map ...
17 May 2012, Article
Busy adding scores and parts this month - quite a few string pieces
I've been busy adding scores and parts this month.... some pieces for strings, a brass quintet, and some 'open-score' pieces where the instrumentation is 'flexible' and could be played by a variety of different instruments.   I've also noticed that I've now got quite a lot of string pieces (quartets, string orchestra, a piece for 12 violins) and would love to record an album of these.   Any suggestions for suitable performing/recording groups would be welcome.
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