I’ve just recently finished work on a “Little Suite for Strings” which was commissioned by Grant Bewick for his Derwent Strings. It is a simple work in six movments for chamber strings that collects together six melodies of distinct character into an expression of pathos, fun, melancholy, tenderness and excitement. I look forward to the premiere coming up a bit later on in 2012!
“A substantial piece…. (the orchestra) relished the rich orchestration” THE MERCURY “Special piece brings out best in orchestra” By PETER DONNELLY The Derwent Symphony Orchestra Damien Holloway, conductor Michael Lampard, baritone Hobart Town Hall, September 2011 MATTHEW Dewey composed his Derwent Overture for this concert. Anything but a frothy opener, it is a substantial piece, in content if not in length. The musical language is quite accessible, with overtones of Wagner and Sibelius, while retaining an individual character. The work