David Bednall - Composer, Organist, Conductor and Pianist

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Oxford University Press
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It is very exciting to be able to announce that David has been signed to Oxford University Press as a House Composer. The press release can be found here and an interview with David can be found here.
New release
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A new CD of David's Organ Music is now available on Regent Records. It is recorded on the stunning organ of Blackburn Cathedral by Paul Walton, and consists largely of premiere recordings, including Triptych in Honour of Herbert Howells and Evocation of Wells Cathedral. It is the fifth release from Regent entirely devoted to David's music, and the seventh CD overall. Also includes Magna voce; Meditation on The Passion Chorale; Ach Herre Gott; Festal Sortie on Gopsal; Charity: Berceuse; Iubilium; Adagio; Toccata on Aberystwyth; Meditation on Wie schon leuchtet

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New release
 

The Epiphoni Consort directed by Tim Reader have released a new CD of David's choral music. The majority of the tracks are first recordings, and it includes the 40-part motet Lux orta. The CD has received excellent reviews (see here) and is available from their website here. Also includes Rise up, my love; Te lucis ante terminum; Three Songs of Love; Tribus miraculis, But peaceful was the night & Alleluia (Welcome All Wonders); Tota pulchra es; Everyone Sang; A Wedding Prayer; Sudden Light; The Argument of His Book; Sonnet 98

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Gramophone Editor's Choice

David's Stabat Mater has been made an Editor's Choice in the 2016 Awards Edition of Gramophone Magazine. The recording on Regent Records features the stunning Jennifer Pike as the Violin Soloist, and Edward Whiting conducts the Chapel Choir of Benenden with the composer at the organ. The CD also includes Marian Suite and Ave Maria and is now available here.

The full review appears on the reviews page

            
             

UK Premiere

David's Stabat Mater will receive its UK Premiere on 17th June 2016 at 7pm in Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London. Jennifer Pike is the Violin Soloist, and Edward Whiting will conduct the Chapel Choir of Benenden. This will also mark the release of the recording of the work, which includes Marian Suite and Ave Maria (Regent Records). The recording will be available from this site after 24th June 2016.

World Premiere

David has recently completed a setting of the Nunc dimittis and a Gloria to accompany Finzi's Magnificat. This work was commissioned by the Finzi Trust for the Three Choirs Festival and more details are available here. The World Premiere is on Sunday 6th March at 3pm in Gloucester Cathedral, with the Three Choirs Festival performance on 29th July.
 

Stabat Mater Premiere

David Bednall's Stabat Mater was recently premiered in Grace Church, Broadway, NYC and had subsequent performances in Christ Church, Greenwich, and St Bart's, NYC. Scored for Upper Voices, Violin, and Organ, it was performed by the Chapel Choir of Benenden School, conducted by Edward Whiting. It will be recorded by them later this year.