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Current News

Last updated on: Monday 15th May 2017

Performance: Clarinet Concerto


Saturday 24th June 2017, 7.30pm

Works:  Clarinet Concerto (Lost Lanes, Shadow Groves)

Performance: Fantasy Rondo after Haydn


Friday 9th June 2017, 7.30pm

Part of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music.

Works:  Fantasy Rondo after Haydn

Performance: Arioso for clarinet and piano


Saturday 13th May 2017, 7.30pm

Works:  Arioso for Clarinet and Piano

Performance: The Silent Hour


Saturday 13th May 2017

Evening recital - more details soon.

Works:  The Silent Hour

London Premiere: Trio Concertante


Wednesday 10th May 2017, 7.30pm

A 60th birthday celebration for George Vass.

Works:  Trio Concertante

Performance: The Silent Hour (Burnaby Recital)


Friday 5th May 2017, 6.15pm

Works:  The Silent Hour

Review: Prospero's Isle CD


Posted on: Saturday 15th September 2012

"Seldom does one hear new music that marries such daunting technical skill and virtuosic demands with so much ease and life-affirming joy"
Mark Lehmann, American Record Guide

View CD details and read full review...

Works:  Piano Quartet | Prospero's Isle | String Trio | Violin Sonata

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Special Projects

A Wagner discovery...

In 2006-7 James reconstructed and orchestrated Wagner's comic opera Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist (Men are more Cunning than Women) from sketches discovered in 1994. The completed work was premiered in October 2007 by the South Bank Sinfonia and Royal Opera House Chorus conducted by Stephen Barlow.

Read more about how James became involved in this project and about his experiences working on it.

Working in Film - The Clap!

In the autumn of 2004, James worked with Breakthru Films on the production of the short film 'The Clap'. Aside from compiling the soundtrack, he composed additional original material for several concert scenes - see The Clap and For He's a Jolly Good Fellow.

Watch the film and read more about James involvement in it.

See details of all projects...

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