January is the first in a projected set of miniature, monthly meditations for ‘cello and organ, which will be premiered by the fantastic Hilary Norris (organ) and Joris Boon (‘cello’) at Leominster Priory, Herefordshire, on 10th April, 7:30. The concert is hosted by the Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop, and features a number of new works for ‘cello and organ.
Composers Edition post here
I imagined the music to reflect something of the Janus-faced character of January – a month in which we often reflect on the previous year, as well as look forward into the potential of the new year. I wrote it on a still, snowy day in 2019 (which also happened to be my birthday!) – something which I feel is also reflected in the music.