The ‘Hyland’ Mass in Washington

On September 19 (2014) in connection with the 50th Anniversary of Malta's Independence,  a commemorative evening was held at the Embassy of the Delegation of the European Union in Washington. During the evening excerpts from my The 'Hyland ' Mass featured prominently. Soprano  Pamela Agius,... Read More


Back in Malta after a very interesting and rewarding week in St Dizier, France, where I was invited as Composer-in-Residence during the week long (21st to 27th April) Academie Festival - Les Printemps de la Musique. No fewer than seven of my works featured in the daily concerts. The highlight of... Read More

Festival in Saint-Dizier

From the 21st to the 27th of April I will be in France, where I have been invited to attend the 3rd Edition of the Academy Festival - Le Printemps de la Musique in the city of St Dizier. I will be composer-in-residence for the duration of the Festival. Besides giving a public lecture on my work... Read More

Elegy for Cello and Piano op 66

Yesterday, April 5, at the Kempinski hotel Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and Korean cellist, Kyung Mi Lee gave a concert recital to a large appreciative audience. They gave an excellent interpretation of my ELEGY op 66 , obviously in its version for cello and piano. Ms Lee's playing was... Read More

SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS on a theme by CHOPIN (in memory of Maria)

Last Friday, 7 March, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta I conducted the premiere performance of one of my latest compositions  - Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a theme by Chopin op 131. I composed this work at the request of Robert Ghirlando as a piece in memory (and as a... Read More

London Concert

On the 21st February, up and coming young soprano Nicola Said will be presenting an evening of art songs by Maltese composers in London. The songs will cover a wide period  and selection of Maltese works from  the early 18th Century (Nicolo Isouard) right up to the present time. Ms Said is... Read More

Again in Rome

Tomorrow , Friday February 7, there will be a concert at the Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome during which Italian organist Paolo Oreni will play my FANTASIA per ORGANO op 86 and also the OFFERTA MUSICALE op 87. During this concert Maltese baritone Joseph Lia will sing my PSALM 89 op... Read More


It was indeed a very interesting visit to Rome during the first week of January. As regards myself, personally and professionally the vist proved to be very fruitful. In the first place the Laudate Pueri Choir (January 4) gave an extremely successful concert of a cappella works at the Pontifical... Read More

Appointment in Rome

During the first week of January I will be in Rome to accompany the Laudate Pueri Choir of St George's Basilica, where they have two most important cultural/religious appointments waiting for them. The highlight of the visit is without any doubt their participation in the solemn Epiphany Mass... Read More

Missa Romani Pontefici Benedicti XVI

As I reported in an earlier post, Mro Carmel Grech had  commissioned me to write a  new Mass  for use in his cappella services. The Mass, titled Missa Romani Pontefici Benedicti XVI was finished in April. It is scored for SATB soloists,  Mixed Choir and orchestra. It is dedicated to Mro... Read More