IPH’s compositions

A little bit about some of my own music.

At university I bought books like Professor Walter Piston's standard textbook on Orchestration, and studied so that I knew how to write a score that was technically correct for the instruments. I now also own other standard books about composition, instrumentation, and so on by authors ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov to Norman Del Mar.

45 years ago now, in 1971 while at university, I started composing. I sketched out the beginnings of a naively conceived string trio and even those of my Symphony Number 1!

Recently I came across these manuscript documents and for fun I scanned the first page of each of them. You can look at the trio here and the symphony here.

To be continued ...