Tony Payne Album Appeal

16th September 2022

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In 2023-24, NMC will release an album dedicated to Tony Payne’s orchestral work, featuring four key works which have yet to be made available to a worldwide audience. Three exceptional studio recordings were made by the BBC at Maida Vale in 2006 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins; we will also include a live BBC Proms recording from 2002, conducted by Andrew Davis, of Visions & Journeys

The provisional track listing will be: Visions & Journeys, The Spirit's Harvest, The Seeds Long Hidden, Half Heard in the Stillness. 

Although we are licensing existing recordings, there is still a fundraising need to enable the album to go ahead as planned. Total licensing, editing, mastering, production and release costs come to £18,000; we would warmly welcome contributions of any size towards our target. 

When Anthony Payne died unexpectedly in April 2021 it was a shock to us all. We mourn his loss but are so glad to have been able to represent Tony on NMC. Only a few days before he died, I was talking to him about the possibility of a new recording of his orchestral music: we are thrilled to be making this album happen. We are now seeking donations towards the album creation costs, scheduled for our 2023-24 release schedule. Thank you.

Colin Matthews
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