Roger May

Composer • Orchestrator • Conductor


‘A short, Respighi-like showpiece that glittered like the gemstone of the title.’ [The Nottingham Evening Post on Flight to the Iolite] ‘It is so rare to hear a new piece of truly celebratory music that lifts everyone's spirits and communicates so directly on every level. Thank you.’ [Conductor Philip Ellis on Flight to the Iolite.] ‘It's punchy, well-constructed and brilliantly conceived… to be offered a work of this quality is a rare privilege’ [NSC's Musical Director, Nigel Wood, on Introduction & Riffs.] ‘three minutes of furiously celebratory music which is really great to listen to!’ [conductor Stephan Hofkes on Diamond Fanfare] ‘many thanks for producing such a fantastic piece for us.’ [Simon Salisbury, Headteacher, High Wycombe Music Centre, on Synthesis] ‘fabulous piece...deserves to be heard and played widely.’ [soloist Stephen Mead on the Concerto for Euphonium] ‘fantastic - let's hope this is not the last May piece we are going to sing!’ [choir member on Quem Pastores] ‘Ridiculously difficult... and ridiculously awesome!’ [Contrabass clarinet soloist Alex Sramek on Clip Art.]
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
Elvis Presley