Composing

“Anthony Bailey’s natural gifts and promise as a composer, so clearly evident in his teens, are now crystallised in his most ambitious work to date. Prolific in his output during the last decade or so, Anthony has acquired a great deal of practical experience and a sureness of touch that betoken a fast-maturing creative talent.”
Meirion Bowen, friend and biographer of Sir Michael Tippett (October 2003)

Anthony’s compositions range from solo and chamber works to larger orchestral pieces.He has recently written works for the National Youth Wind Ensemble, British Clarinet Ensemble, Philharmonia Orchestra and the BBC singers.

His first opera The Black Monk, based on the Chekhov short story, was premiered in 2003 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, with a fully professional cast and production.

The following year his Chamber Symphony was selected by SPNM to join the organisation’s composer shortlist. Anthony has since written several more choral works including And there was beauty... for the BBC Singers.He has also written Wind Orchestra works for the RCMJD Symphonic Wind Orchestra and the National Youth Wind Ensemble. The Philharmonia commissioned Anthony to write an encore for them to perform at Highgrove Palace for HRH The Prince of Wales, which he conducted himself. Anthony now writes for all sorts of professional groups, orchestras and choirs.

contact Anthony on antbailey@hotmail.com to find out more.

blackmonk2

 

this is a extract of Harmony Music performed by the RCM Wind Ensemble

 

 

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