Julie West Solicitor
Leatherhead Concert &
Lowell "Spike" E Shaw (b 1930)
from Fripperies Volume 1
York Bowen (1884-1961)
Quartet for Four Horns in Bb major (1902)
I Allegro Molto
Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)
Cinq Nouvelles pour 4 cors en Fa Op 34a (1947)
Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)
arr Josh Bartram
from The Yellow Cake Revue (1980)
3 Farewell to Stromness
Eric Maschwitz (1901-1969) & Manning Sherwin (1902-1974)
arr Stephen Payne
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1939)
Nikolai Nikolayevich Tcherepnin (1873-1945)
from 6 Horn Quartets Op 35 (1910)
1 Nocturne Molto adagio
3 La chasse Allegro giocoso
4 Choeur dansé Andantino quasi allegretto. Grazioso
Steven Verhelst (b 1981)
arr Stephen Payne
A Song for Japan (2011)
the composer asks please visit www.trombones.jp
Concert duration: 35-45 minutes
Stephen Payne is currently studying with Richard Watkins, playing a Paxman Horn at the Royal Academy of Music. Having studied at Junior Guildhall and been a member of the National Youth Music Theatre, Stephen gained a great understanding of a broad range of genres with a keen interest in Musicals and French Impressionist Music.
After taking part in various LSO schemes, in 2012 Stephen was selected to play in the LSO Youth Orchestra at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Stephen has also performed at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Barbican and The Royal Festival Hall, as well as recording at Air Studios and Abbey Road.
Stephen has played under conductors such as Semyon Bychkov and Edward Gardner OBE, as well as playing with Norma Winston in the National Jazz festival and performing with Radovan Vlatkovic in Duke's Hall. Stephen has performed in masterclasses with Amos Miller, Jeff Nelson, Tim Thorpe, Richard Bissil and Dave Lee.
Stephen enjoys playing in various Orchestras, namely London Mahler Orchestra, YMSO and the Docklands Sinfonia, performing in the Premiere of the musical "Men who March Away" by Mike Batt. Recent Performances include the Royal Opening of the Francis Crick Institute and an appearance on Channel 4's 'The Last Leg' .
Stephen's Quartet Capital Horns, were Highly Commended in The Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensembles Prize 2017, and as such have a number of concerts lined up in the coming year.
Timothy Doyle is a third year undergraduate horn player at the Royal Academy of Music. He began studying piano at the age of six and then the horn a year later. Timothy joined the Junior Royal Northern College of Music in 2012 and studied with Tom Redmond until 2015. During this time, he was involved in a number of youth orchestras, joining the Halle Youth Orchestra on their 2013 tour of the North East of England and being principal horn of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Whilst with the LPYO, Timothy has been able to perform in projects with Vasily Patrenko and Christian Lindberg. Timothy has performed at venues such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall and the Martin Harris Centre. In October 2016, he joined the United Nations Orchestra on a tour of South Korea, performing in various concert halls in Seoul, Gwangju and Busan.
During his time in London, Timothy has performed in numerous Academy projects, performing under the baton of conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Oliver Knussen and Semyon Bychkov. Outside the Academy, Timothy has performed with the University of London Symphony Orchestra and the Orion Orchestra. As well as orchestral playing, Timothy also enjoys performing as a chamber musician and soloist. He made his debut concerto appearance in 2015 with a performance of Mozart Horn Concerto No.2 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Timothy has performed in several masterclasses with Radovan Vlatkovic, Froydis Ree Wekre, Marie-Luise Neunecker and Aleberto Menendez Escribano. He is now studying with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Martin Owen and Roger Montgomery.
Elliott Howley is currently a third year student at the academy, having started playing at the age of twelve. Elliott is being taught by Richard Watkins having previously being taught by Michael Thompson and Stuart Bower.
During Elliott's time as a horn player he has played with a variety of youth orchestras and ensembles, one of the highlights having played Mahler's Ninth Symphony in the BBC Proms, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder as part of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
More recently Elliott has been involved with projects with the Britten-Pears Orchestra - working with Semyon Bychkov, at the Snape proms - and the Orion Orchestra.
Elliott is also interested in chamber music being a member of several different groups and performing with them regularly, one of particular interest being this horn quartet, formed at the Academy.
Josh Bartram is a student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying the French horn under Michael Thompson and Richard Watkins, and conducting under Sian Edwards, Dominic Grier and Raymond Holden.
Having studied an eclectic mix of subjects at Wells Cathedral School (his A-levels include philosophy, Latin, music, maths and further maths), he eventually settled on his love for music.
Since starting at the Academy, he has played with ensembles such as the London Mahler Orchestra, the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the Notting Hill Film Orchestra, alongside playing in the Academy symphony orchestra, and he has conducted the Bartram Symphony Orchestra for its third concert now.
Josh particularly enjoys the works of lesser-known composers, such as those of Fibich, Dohnanyi and Tyberg. He believes that while they are not so popular, there is no reason why this ought to be the case, and so endeavours to make them better-known and more widely performed.
Since coming to London, he has become a member of King’s Cross Church, where he continues to grow in his love for Jesus.
French horns in quadruplicate –
they change positions, move around;
with intonation delicate
they blend, expand full-blooded sound.
Rich, harmonious mix of styles,
and octaves of astounding range,
from deepest bass to piercing heights,
enhance their roundness, hold the stage.
Individual parts unique,
with instruments identical,
explore the repertoire. They breathe
as one, with piquancy vital.
Syncopated hornpipe notes
begin the concert melody –
familiar nautical emotes
from Lowell “Spike” Shaw’s Fripperies.
Movements, five, from Koetsier,
A Nightingale in Berkeley Square,
three quartets penned by Tcherepnin;
fill range of colours textured there.
Peter Maxwell Davies theme,
adapted Farewell to Stromness,
gives contemplative Celtic feel
of seascapes, sheltered harbour blessed.
A Song for Japan, poignant, slow,
with resonance reverberates,
embellished triplets guide the flow
the simple melody relates.
Fourfold French horns move around
between each item; ensemble
of youthful players’ special sound
entrance in manner Capital.
Peter Horsfield 24/5/2018
Inspired by the lunchtime concert performed at Leatherhead Methodist Church on 24th May 2018 by
Capital Horns: Josh Bartram, Timothy Doyle, Elliott Howley, Stephen Payne.
Prélude - Hymne - Caprice
Carillon - Chasse
Leatherhead Methodist Church
Wednesdays at Christ Church Guest organist:
Director of Music
Christ Church, Leatherhead
16 May 2018
Music on Thursdays at LMC
Emma Halnan, flute
Heather Wrighton, harp
31 May 2018
a concert each week
to the end of November