The BeachcomberI'm delighted to announce the release of my new album, The Beachcomber, on the Prima Facie label (PFCD135) on 25th September 2020.
Two works composed in 2017 form the framework of this project - A Field Guide to Pebbles (five short pieces for percussion duo), and Songs of the Sea Dreamer, a song-cycle for tenor and harp - settings of four poems by Russell Hoban. Working closely with the tenor, Michael Bennett and harpist, Sandrine Chatron, I have drawn these poems together into a work which tells a story of love, loneliness and the sea. The songs are separated and intertwined with evocative instrumental tracks, including intimate solos for harp and piano and a hypnotic duo for oboe d’amore and harp, floating turning spinning.
Michael Bennett, tenor
Sandrine Chatron, harp
Oliver Cox, percussion
Owen Gunnell, percussion
James Harrison, percussion
Joanna Lam, piano
Jinny Shaw, oboe d’amore
Lucy Wakeford, harp
a song more silent ....A premiere recording by the London Mozart Players and the Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir of four new works commissioned for Remembrance Day in Portsmouth Cathedral. Alongside pieces by Tarik O’Reagan, Cecilia McDowell and Sally Beamish, Lynne Plowman’s Cries Like Silence, is a dramatic setting of poems by Ted Hughes (Crow's Account of the Battle) and E. E. Cummings (these children singing in stone). Avie Records: AV2147
new works for remembrance
ArielCatherine Handley (flute) & Andrew Wilson-Dickson (piano)
Music for flute & piano by composers from Wales. Includes Lynne Plowman's Night Dances. A0267-CD
The StargazerThe Stargazer, for tenor and strings, recorded by the London Mozart Players with tenor, Ashley Catling, conducted by Michael Rafferty. Alongside Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Cassation in G. ELDCCD0501
ORDER CD from LMP
HorizonsNew music for oboe and harp performed by Okeanos (Jinny Shaw - oboe / Lucy Wakeford - harp). Includes Lynne Plowman's floating turning spinning for oboe d'amore and harp and The Mermaids' Lagoon for solo harp. ASC CS CD51
The Franklin EffectFour women scientists, in collaboration with four women composers, have created the music on this disc, inspired by the work of DNA scientist, Rosalind Franklin. Commissioned and performed by vocal quartet, Electric Voice Theatre. First Hand Records: FRH51
The Great And Wide SeaSung by Opus Anglicanum, narrated by Zeb Soanes. Lynne Plowman's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Sally Beamish's Sea Psalm. An Opus Anglicanum CD.