Andrew Webb-Mitchell

The English Composer

  • "....his competence as an orchestrator is faultless, over-ridden by his genuine creative gifts. Imagine, if you will, a latter-day Tippett at the outset of his career: it is that good.”
    Matthew Robert-Walker
  • "In Songs of Awe and Wonder, Andrew Webb-Mitchell has created a stunning set of symphonic songs on a grand scale. The music is full of passion and heroism, with glorious harmony and beautiful textures...
  • ....The orchestration is beautifully detailed and the vocal writing creates a soaring line that carries the listener right through the vast canvas of the cycle."
    Tasmin Little OBE
  • "What a work it was! I could go on and on about its beauty, accessibility, anti-modern but still new and different, use of color throughout the ensemble, ...But most importantly... The little touch of magic....
  • ....(the) ability to craft a score that was so intense, thick, and full of rich and challenging parts for every individual instrument..
  • and, at the same time, one that the average patron with little musical background can embrace."
    Robert Trocina, Music Director, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra
  • “Songs of Awe and Wonder is a beautiful, joyous and uplifting new work by a very accomplished composer....
  • ...Soaring vocal lines, sparkling orchestration and direct, vivid storytelling. A great new work.”
    Michael Price
  • "Andrew Webb Mitchell has produced a remarkable and important work in Songs of Awe and Wonder...
  • ...Dedicated to Gustav Mahler, this is passionate music on a grand scale – a modern day Song of the Earth."
    John Lenehan
  • "There is dream, daring and duende in the poetry of Songs of Awe and Wonder....
  • ...The core of these lyrics is their sheer, stark elegiac power reminding me of how I felt the first time I heard Rilke's Duino Elegies."
    David Morley

News


Dreams of Flight Receives Second US Performance

26th Feb 2015

 

Andrew is excited to announce that one of his art songs ‘Dreams of Flight’ will be performed next month in Minneapolis by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. It will be presented in a new arrangement for two soloists chorus and small ensemble. This will be the second performance of this song in the US, following the world premiere by the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra last October.

Here is the programme:

Arr. William Dawson Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

Ralph Towner Icarus

Eric Whitacre Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

Andrew Webb-Mitchell Dreams of Flight

Sir C. Hubert H. Parry A Hymn for Aviators

Ralph Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes

Richard Rodney Bennett Letters to Lindberg, No. 3 – Titanic

Rachel DeVore Fogarty Flying

Curtis Schweitzer High Flight (Premiere)

Arr. Robert DeCormier Let Me Fly

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