'Partials' nominated for Ivors Composer Award

1 November 2019

Barnaby's piece for organ and electronics, Partials, has been nominated for a 2019 Ivors Composer Award in the Solo or Duo category alongside Charlotte Bray and Sir Harrison Birtwistle. The piece was commissioned by organist Jeremy Cole for first performance in new music wells 78-18. 


Recording of 'Lazarus'

1 August 2019

The Berkeley Ensemble have released a new disc, 'Cobbett's Legacy', which includes the first recording of Barnaby's piece for chamber ensemble 'Lazarus'. Click on the link below to listen to the full recording on Spotify and view the score.


Tickets for LPO Debut Sounds concert

1 June 2019

You can now purchase tickets for the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Debut Sounds concert ('Terra Firma') which will feature the first performance of Barnaby's new work for chamber orchestra, Corpus, conducted by James MacMillan. This is the culmination of the orchestra's Young Composers Programme which Barnaby has been taking part in over the past year.


Click on the link below to buy tickets.


'Omnes amici mei' selected as the winner of the Westminster Cathedral composition competition

6 March 2019

Barnaby's setting of Omnes amici mei for SATB choir has won the inaugural Westminster Cathedral composition competition. The piece will be given two performances by Westminster Cathedral Choir, conducted by Martin Baker, on Palm Sunday and Good Friday. 


World premiere of 'Corpus' for chamber orchestra conducted by James MacMillan

3 February 2019

Barnaby is currently taking part in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Young Composers Programme 2018-19. As part of this scheme, he has written a new work for chamber orchestra, Corpus, which will receive its premiere on 1 July 2019 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall...


'I saw eternity' world premiere by Londinium chamber choir

4 January 2019

The premiere of Barnaby's most recent choral piece, I saw eternity, will be given by Londinium chamber choir, conducted by Andrew Griffiths in February 2019. Click the link below to find out more about the first performance and to purchase tickets for the concert.

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The truth from above - Wells Cathedral

22 December 2018

The second and third performances of Barnaby's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol The truth from above have been given by the choir of Wells Cathedral as part of their annual Christmas Candlelight concerts. You can find out more about the arrangement, including listening to a recording of the piece, by clicking the link below.


First performance of 'Partials' for organ and electronics

23 October 2018

The first performance of Barnaby's new piece for organ and electronics, Partials, was given by organist Jeremy Cole as part of new music wells 78-18  in Wells Cathedral on 18 October. You can listen to the recording, view the score-video and find out more information about the piece by clicking on the link below.


London Philharmonic Orchestra Young Composers Programme 2018 - 2019

29 September 2018

Barnaby has been selected as one of five composers to write a new piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, alongside players from their Foyle Future Firsts scheme, as part of the LPO Young Composers Programme 2018-19. Barnaby's new orchestral piece will be performed in the Debut Sounds concert in July 2019, conducted by Sir James MacMillan.


'Quanta' selected as the winner of the 2018 Toru Takemitsu composition award

27 May 2018

Barnaby's piece for large orchestra, Quanta, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Toru Takemitsu composition award.


First performance of 'Hypercubus' for solo clarinet

25 February 2018

John Slack, a founding member of the London-based Berkeley Ensemble, is to give the first performance of Hypercubus for solo clarinet in St Saviour's Church, London, on March 27th. The piece will be performed as part of a series of concerts organised and curated by the Berkeley Ensemble. Find out more and purchase tickets by following the link below.


'Quanta' selected for the 2018 Toru Takemitsu composition award

4 December 2017

Barnaby's piece for large orchestra, Quanta, has been selected by Unsuk Chin as one of the finalists in the 2018 Toru Takemitsu award. The piece, which was one of four to be selected out of 143 entries, will be performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in the final of the competition in May.


'The Temptations of Christ' nominated for a 2017 British Composer Award

5 November 2017

Barnaby's cantata, The Temptations of Christ, has been nominated in the choral category of this year's BASCA British Composer Awards alongside Leo Chadburn's Affix Stamp Here and Andrew Hamilton's Proclomation of the Republic. The winner of the award will be announced at the ceremony on 6th December 2017 which is to be held in the British Museum.


Cheltenham Composers' Academy 2017

30 June 2017

Barnaby has been selected to take part in the 2017 Cheltenham Composers' Academy which will take place in Cheltenham from 9-16 July. As part of the academy, Barnaby's newly-written Rings of light for string quartet will be workshopped, performed and recorded by the Ligeti quartet.


World premiere of 'The Temptations of Christ'

19 January 2017

Rehearsals for the world premiere of Barnaby's 45-minute cantata, The Temptations of Christ, have begun. The piece is going to be performed by Illuminare choir, the recital choir of St Paul's Juniors' and professional soloists, conducted by Christopher Stark and with Jeremy Cole on the organ.


Choir & Organ magazine feature

6 November 2016

Barnaby has been commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine to write a new piece for St Paul's Cathedral which will also contribute to William Whitehead's Orgelbüchlein project. O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort will receive it's premiere in St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday 3rd December 2016 given by Organist & Assistant Director of Music Simon Johnson.