The Music of Paul Carr

I haven’t written a music related blog for a while -I guess I have been too busy with the new job! However, I was minded to write something whilst rehearsing for the next Sussex Symphony Orchestra concert on 14th September. On the programme is the world première of a new work, Chorale, by Paul Carr. Paul will be well know to SSO audiences as we have performed many of his works over the years – I had the pleasure of being part of this performance of his wonderful “Air for Orchestra”:

Due to Paul’s long association with the SSO, I have had the opportunity to play a lot of his works – another example, “Requiem for an Angel”, received it’s 2nd performance in Brighton in November 2007 together with the East Sussex Bach Choir. Another astoundingly lovely work – and as I write this, I realise I don’t actually have the Bath Philharmonia version so have ordered from Amazon!

I also played on his “Crowded Streets” album, also with the SSO – available on Amazon as is his Requiem for an Angel & “A Very English Music” Suite.

One thing is for sure; Paul writes some of the most wonderful melodies and this new work is no exception. Why not come along and find out for yourself?

Sussex Symphony at Holy Trinity, Cuckfield