Breaking News: Upcoming concert in Edinburgh on 23rd March. 7pm at The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. It should be a lovely concert, featuring my new piece ‘Cantata for Saint Triduana’, and followed up by the wonderful Creation by Haydn.
Here you can hear me speaking about my new piece.
Hannah specialises in sacred works. Her output is varied, ranging in scale from short sketches for one or two players, to large-scale works for choir and full symphony orchestra.
Hannah uses composition as a means to consider and elucidate (primarily to herself), the themes and ideas that she is interested in or reading about. Her work is heavily influenced by Christian spirituality, poetry and scripture.
She enjoys working with different instrumental colours and regards her work as 'painting with music'. Much of her output has an intimate feel. When writing for orchestra, she rarely uses the full range of instruments at once, preferring to view the players as a series of different chamber groupings to explore.
Hannah has recorded three CDs:
Simple Gifts (2009) with the flautist, Louisa Gard;
Any Excuse for a Song (2013) with the Peruvian percussionist, Pedro Orbegozo;
Dappled Things (2015) with the baritone, Tembu Rongong, the pianist Philip Coad and the St Philips and St James' Occasional singers under Matthew Todd.
Hannah has also written many light-hearted songs and in 2017 she completed, with her husband, her first musical.