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In Praise of Music

‘Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast. To soften rocks, or bend the knotted oak’  William Congreve. Music never ceases to astonish me. With its power to sweep listeners …

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Christmas Concerts

It would be great if you can join me for my Christmas collaborations with choirs!: in Guildford with Corra Sound https://www.corrasound.co.uk/ and at Gloucester Cathedral with the Cathedral Youth Choir https://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/events/concerts/christmas-coffee-concert-.php …

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Louise Farrenc, reluctant revolutionary

I’m working towards a performance of the Clarinet Trio by nineteenth century musician, Louise Farrenc (1804-1875) https://www.emmajohnson.co.uk/concerts/ It’s a sparkling piece, well written for clarinet, piano and cello and dating …

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Clarinet Weekend April 2022

Delighted to announce that I shall be taking a clarinet weekend for http://www.jazzsmart.com/ on April 9th  and 10th 2022. Clarinet players of all standards welcome. We’ll play group pieces and there …

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Isolation Lament and Dance

My new piece for solo clarinettist (and tapping foot) has just been published by Queen’s Temple Publications! Written during lockdown, the lament is inspired by the celtic practise of keening …

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Songsters

Does Birdsong Have the Same Origins as our Music? It’s always a privilege to work towards a performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, as I currently am …

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Emma has started training for the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 10th https://royalparkshalf.com/ She is running in aid of Unicef and would be very grateful if you are able …

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