Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


2014

Highlights of 2014 include the premiere and recording of the Cello Concerto and various works associated with WW1 commemorations such as We will remember them and An den Tod.

Bells of Paradise

This work for SATB and organ, originally commissioned by Robert Gurd of the Ealing Choral Society, was performed 5 Jan – St Albans, Holborn as part of Epiphany Carol Service.

Flower of cities

This cycle, a panorama of London, was commissioned in 2000 by the baritone David Morris, who gave performances of the songs in London and Dartington, most recently on 25 January at Ripley Arts centre with John Skae as part of Bromley Music Makers concert series. CDExcerpts  Score  Programme Notes Concert Archive

Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha transmitted orally before being written down 2,000 years ago.  Set for small choir, it is full of beguiling melodic arabesques. It was conducted by Jake Muffat in York on 25th February.   CDExcerptsVideoScoreReviewsProgramme NotesConcert ArchivePress Release

i carry your heart

This sensitve SATB setting of e e cummings’ poem was recording on 1 March i carry your heart (e e cummings) for commercial CD by Chantage.

Flower of cities

Previously included in the final concert of the Olympic celebrations in 2012, on 11 March it was heard again, sung by Gareth John as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Music Society series.

Lullaby for a lost soul

Exerpts from this setting by Ronald Corp of Francis Booth’s ‘Dark, stark and abstract poetry’ for countertenor, vibraphone, flute and cello were sung by Magid El Bushra at a Vernon Ellis concert on 12 March. Corp’s subtle allusions to Dowland’s melancholic vision is particularly engaging.

A recording featuring Magid El-Bushra (countertenor), Jill Carter (flute), Matthew Turner (vibraphone) and Julia Desbruslais (cello) took place at St. Silas the Martyr, London in September, 2012.  CD  Excerpts  Score  Programme Notes

Music of Larkin

On 15 March ‘Trees’ and ‘Water’ from the Music of Larkin were sung by Lee Tsang.

Psalm 150

This SATB and organ setting of O praise God in his holiness was performed by Chigwell Choir on 22 March.

The Music of Francis Thompson & two songs

The songs ‘Arab love song’ and ‘Envoy’ from The Music of Francis Thompson and songs When I have fears and O mistress mine at St James’ Piccadilly on 27 March.

Cornucopia

This tripartite cantata for SA chorus and chamber orchestsra or piano was heard on 28 March performed by the Kent College Junior Choir.

Commotio

This engaging, rhythmically buoyant orchestral work was premiered on 3 April  by the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. score

Antiphon

13 April Antiphon (Let all the world in every corner sing) St John’s Fulham.

A New Song

26 April A New Song Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia.

My Lord, my God, to Thee I pray

15 May My Lord, my God, to Thee I pray Wells Cathedral Choir

Laudate Dominum

16 May Laudate Dominum St Pancras Church Choir at the National Gallery

Cello Concerto

A distinguished addition to the lyrical Cello Concerto tradition of Elgar and Walton, this work was recorded on 5/6 June with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. CD score & parts 

Scherzo and Cantilena

2014 – perf of Scherzo and Cantilena by NLO at Grosvenor Chapel Oct 7 2014

Festivo

This dramatic organ work, written for Daniel Moult, was played by its dedicatee on 29 October in a Broadcast Evensong from Gloucester Cathedral.

We will remember them

An den Tod

These deeply felt anthems were performed on 7 November by the London Chorus at Naval Chapel, Greenwich. An den Tod was a premiere.

And all the trumpets sounded

8 November And all the trumpets sounded Highgate Choral Society at All hallows, Gospel Oak

Never weather-beaten sail

This serene setting of Campion’s poem for SATB unaccompanied choir  was performed on 16 November by St Albans’ Holborn Choir. Score

Various carols

Various carols from finely crafted original compositions such as I saw Three Ships to eminently singable arrangments such as Lyontovych’s Carol of the Bells were heard throughout December.