Four Sketches - Winter Sun Through Still Leafless Trees

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Composed in 1969 whilst still a 19 year old student at the Royal Irtish Academy Of Music, studying composition with A.J. Potter. I had just been awarded the Junior Composition Scholarship and decided to stretch my wings by writing a piece for orchestra. Dr. Potter said: "Well go ahead!" I had a drawing of the highest and lowest notes of each instrument in front of me as I composed 'Four Sketches' for orchestra. It took five months and was performed in 1971 by the Dublin Symphony Orchestra (because it won second prize in its competition for composers) and the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra the following year. Conducted by Colin Block on both occasions.
This recording was made by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in January 2006 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Conducted by Gavin Maloney.

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from Orchestral and Radiophonic Music, released March 20, 2013

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Roger Doyle – composer, keyboardist and producer of own music, in concert and in the studio. Likes to work on large projects and to collaborate with others. His music is a celebration of the multiplicity of musical languages and evolving technologies.

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