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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Television, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary classical
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I have composed everything from a sonata for solo guitar, to television work, theatre and community, large scale ensembles and bands. Past BAFTA music judge. Lecturer in Music Composition at LIPA in Liverpool for eight years,until 2008.

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Threnody,Song For Sarajeyvo

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 10:05am 0 Comments


Thanks in the past for the nice comments from various members about my 1994 piece 'Threnody,Song For Sarajeyvo'.

Just to let you know that James Mason an American photographer who documented the war gave me permission to use a montage of his work with the music.It's up on youtube now.

Just google my name youtube and the title of the piece.

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At 8:30pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amaizng Works
At 12:45pm on October 4, 2010, Tombo Rombo said…

Wowza. It is great to have somebody as obviously accomplished as you here. Listening to "The Galloping Cat". I love the complicated unison horn runs and I imagine that is you playing the guitar? I'm not worthy!!


At 4:31pm on August 29, 2010, Andrew Gleibman said…
Thank you for so warm feedback and comments Paul! There are not too many improvisers out there, and I immediately recognized the improvisation origin in your compositions. Now I am trying to reach the impossible - to mimic a live orchestra using a keyboard-based instrument (now I apply 2 keyboards). Using a music box like Finale or Sibelius, based on conventional notation, this is impossible however good are sampled instruments. Only live performance allows one to express the real given-moment emotion, and for me this process is much more interesting than the cold-minded process of music writing.
At 4:05pm on August 29, 2010, Adrian Allan said…
Thanks so much for your kind comments - it means a lot from somebody with your wealth of experience. My friend Mark Kelly used to be in your guitar orchestra - you may not remember him, but he sends his best wishes.


At 2:03pm on August 23, 2010, Andrew Gleibman said…
Great music Paul! Simon Godden has kindly alerted me about your uploaded tracks, and I find your atonal language and instrument combinations highly expressive. I would be glad if you take a listen to my atonal improvisations and provide me with some feedback...
At 9:03am on August 23, 2010, Adrian Allan said…
Hi Paul

Try Youtube in 2 parts

part 1

part 2

If all else fails I'll giev you a link to the audio only


At 7:38am on August 22, 2010, Simon Godden said…
Hi Paul,

Thanks for alerting me to the music you've just posted up on your site. I absolutely adore "Threnody". It's extremely moving and displays an enormous amount of emotion and feeling. I feel that anybody that experiments with pantonality MUST first learn to tackle all aspects of key based music first, otherwise I find their atonal music a bit careless. In 'Threnody', you've managed to explore extremely opposing genres and blended them with a huge amount of skill. Who would have thought it possible to have an atonal string quartet playing simultaneously with a jazz combo, and live instruments as well. It really is quite a masterpiece, and I shall be listening to it regularly.

My only despair is that you may find my music a touch on the crass side.

Thanks again for posting. I really did enjoy it.
At 7:28am on August 22, 2010, Adrian Allan said…
Hi Paul

Thanks for showing an interest.

The links are still active on THIS page - just three posts down. Click on them for the video and the sibelius score.

If you don't have sibelius scorch the PDF is also here

thanks again

At 4:13pm on August 7, 2010, Adrian Allan said…
Hello Paul

I've been in the Isle of Man for a week, so I missed your last message. I would like to help you on the subject of the Chinese Writing, but you're best asking one of the admins of this site (on the home page), who can delve deeper into such issues.

I have enjoyed listening to your music, and it's great to hear something that is really performed live, as most music here is by "virtual instruments".

I know that you usually get paid to give advice on composition, so I just asked you as a small favour to take a quick listen to my piece - the added interest is that it's about Manchester. So if you ever do, I'd be more than grateful.

Best wishes

At 3:48pm on July 29, 2010, Simon Godden said…
I'd like that. My e-mail address is:

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