The year now ending has been incredibly rich for me musically. I’ve composed at a faster pace than ever before: a full-length orchestra score (Sinfonietta), my first piece with integrated video (Face of the Deep for piano), more songs for my ongoing collaboration with poet/soprano Emma Stace Darling (Girl on Fire) and a third in my series of piano pieces Sargent’s Women (Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth). My next three pieces also fell into place this year, auguring a rewarding 2017. By the end of February I will have had three first performances – Sinfonietta, Sargent’s Women, and my song cycle For Allegra. It’s a gratifying way to reflect as we celebrate the passing of the year!