Roger May

Composer • Orchestrator • Conductor

Latest news

Two of Roger's orchestral works, Yip! Yap! and Aether, were selected for the Vine Orchestra project and have consequently been recorded and released on the Vine app, as well as other social media.

On Love has recently been recorded and can be heard on the Listen page. Scored for SATB choir with alto sax, it is available from Saxtet Publications in early 2014.

Following on from the recent RPO concert, Roger will give further pre-concert talks for Reading Arts ranging from baroque recorder music to Beethoven string quartets.

Recent performances of Roger's music range from a Manchester University choir singing Quem Pastores Laudavere to a YouTube video of Simon's Mangrove Groove made by a sax ensemble in Hong Kong.

A CD recording made by Mardi Brass of The Agents will be available shortly. An extract is now available on the Listen page.

Roger has won an award for Gamma Rays, a composition for 3-part harp ensemble. The resultant first performance was recently given in New York.

Another of Roger's compositions, Audio Illusion, is to be added to the catalogue of Reynard Music.

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Recent comments
‘Roger May is the NSC's Composer-in-Residence and his Simon's Mangrove Groove is a masterpiece of writing for the group. Superb!’ [Clarinet & Sax Magazine]
Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second.
Maurice Ravel