Richard Blackford
Composer

Richard Blackford - Headshot

Richard Blackford is one of the foremost concert and media composers in Europe. His concert works are performed regularly around the world and his music for film and television is broadcast frequently in almost every European country.

2019 sees the release of five CDs of Richard’s music: Nimbus Records will release his Seven Hokusai Miniatures, Five Naidu Songs and Dragon Songs (NI6379) in February, and then his major new choral work Pietà in October; Signum Classics will release his acclaimed Kalon with the Czech Philharmonic and Aurora Quartet; Regent Records will release his Prelude and Passacaglia, commissioned by world-renowned organist David Hill; and Em Records will release Dreams and Spells, commissioned by violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck and narrator Em Marshall.

This year also sees the premiere of Richard’s major choral work Pietà, a co-commission from the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St. Albans Choral Society. The world premiere will take place on June 22nd. at The Lighthouse, Poole, followed by the London premiere on October 19th. at Cadogan Hall, London. The 45-minute work, scored for mezzo-soprano and baritone soli, SATB chorus, children’s chorus and string orchestra with soprano saxophone  obligato, will be performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with world renowned saxophonist Amy Dickson, and conducted by Gavin Carr.

Richard is a Trustee of Music For Youth, The Bach Choir, and the Aberystwyth MusicFest.

He is published by Novello and Nimbus Publishing

Pietà

Album cover for Richard Blackford' Pietà.

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