Thursday, 24 September 2015


The Classical Masterclass album has been released!  This is the album for which I produced arrangements of pieces by, amongst others, Handel, Mozart, Pachelbel and Wagner for strings and Alex James on his bass guitar.

I'm REALLY pleased with how they sound - so sexy!

In case you missed it earlier in the year, you can CLICK HERE to see great behind the scenes footage posted by the English Session Orchestra from the recording with Alex James.  It's the strings section recording my new arrangement of Praeludium from Grieg's Holberg Suite - amazing!  Alex James is in the foreground (back to camera) and we're recording in his barn.

And this is a photo of the whole team, including, on the left, Alex James, me, Sarah Pickering from Sony and our fantastic engineer Steve Price, and the brilliant English Session Orchestra players.

Saturday, 12 September 2015


A very special evening last night at Swinstead, Lincs performing English songs with the soprano Elizabeth Adams interspersed with poetry readings by my brother Andrew.  

This is our rehearsal of my setting of Remember, the beautiful poem by Christina Rossetti.

Remember me when I am gone away, 
    Gone far away into the silent land; 
     When you can no more hold me by the hand, 
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. 
Remember me when no more day by day 
    You tell me of our future that you plann'd: 
    Only remember me; you understand 
It will be late to counsel then or pray. 
Yet if you should forget me for a while 
    And afterwards remember, do not grieve: 
    For if the darkness and corruption leave 
    A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, 
Better by far you should forget and smile 
    Than that you should remember and be sad.

The music scores for Patrick's setting of Remember for 
SATB choir with Piano/Organ are also available from MusicRoom.

Friday, 4 September 2015


Really pleased to have heard that the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet are using tracks from my Pastoral Album

Their new ballet Once Upon a Rhyme uses four tracks from the album that I wrote for West One Music in a great story woven together using all the classic nursery rhymes!

The Pastoral Album is available on iTunes.