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Over the past few years Andy has arranged and orchestrated various pieces for the RTE Concert Orchestra, including numerous pieces for Emer McParland and he has also arranged and orchestrated a Piano Concerto for Japanese pianist, Saki and two short pieces for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
Andy's love of musical theatre is also in evidence with his arrangements and orchestrations of new musicals including 'Quill - The Hand of Shakespeare' and in colloboration with award winning composer Alex Loveless, 'Bel-Ami' and 'Dracula'. He also orchestrated 'Ordinary Days' and 'Spring Awakening' for the London College of Music.
Andy was also involved in a project with orchestrator and conductor, Paul Bateman, acting as music supervisor on the recording of Ronnie Smith's symphonic journey, “Seasons of Woman”, which was recorded in Prague, by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Andy has also recently arranged and recorded two arrangements - the Lakmè Flower Duet and Offenbach Bacarolle - which were both commissioned by Sara Hartley of Hartley Voices.
composition is another aspect that Andy has returned to, and with some success. The BBC chose three of his pieces as themes for the BBC Persian TV Channel as well as being commissioned to write several short pieces for a christian teaching video featuring the Bishop of Bath & Wells. Other commissions include several pieces for both the London College of Music Electronic Keyboard Syllabus and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Music Medals Programme.
Andy has also recorded the entire London College of Music Electronic Keyboard Syllabus pieces and these are available on 4 CD's. Together with long time friend Tony Pegler, Andy also co-wrote the LCM Performance Guide, a book which is invaulable for those taking LCM Keyboard or Organ exams. The CD's and Guide are available from The Music People.
Other compositions include a Pie Jesu, written for his partners baptism and confirmation, and recorded by Jeanette Ager. For a Classic FM Smooth Classics Competition, Andy wrote an orchestral piece entitled Solvo Animus - which was inspired by a close friend. If you would like copies of these pieces they are available, just send an email to email@example.com with your request.
During Christmas 2008, Andy, together with partner Sara, wrote a Christmas song for Holy Trinity Church, Potten End. During a rehearsal in Church, Andy met, purely by chance, the new age music artist Llewellyn. As a result of this chance meeting, Andy was commissioned to write and record an album of New Age Music entitled 'Celtic Goddess' in conjunction with Paradise Music - the leading New Age Music Record Label, under the artist name - Rhiadhri. The album was released in July 2010. Andy's second album, 'Celtic Landscapes' is available now from Paradise Music.
Other compositions include three other Christmas songs, Mary's Child (2009), Let's Celebrate (2010) and for 2011 'Remember the Children', a song highlighting the plight of the many starving children around the world. 'We Remember' was written to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and was featured on the BBC Radio 2 programme 'Good Morning Sunday' with Aled Jones on Remembrance Sunday. Swallows House is a piece he wrote for his good friends Peter and Julie Griffiths.
'Living God's Love', a piece commissioned by Holy Trinity Church, Potten End for the blessing of their restored organ, is based on the Bishop of St.Albans Prayer of the same name and was recorded by the London College of Music.
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