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Music in St Petersburg

A concert featuring Maltese baritone, Joseph Lia, and Russian organist, Irina Rozanova was performed in St Petersburg at the  Evangelical-Lutheran Cathedral of  St Mary on April 20. Among the works performed were two of my compositions, namely Psalm 89 for Baritone and Organ and Fanatsia for... Read More

INNU lil San Filippu ta’ Aggira

This work was commissioned by the Committee of the Banda 12th May of Zebbug. The composition, scored for Tenor Solo to the accompaniment of a Wind Band, is based on a sonnet, by the same title, by National Poet Dun Karm Psaila. The work will be premiered on the 25th of May at Zebbug. The Banda... Read More

Baroque Music … and more

In the concert series 'Baroque Music ... and more', presented by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, I conducted a concert of seventeenth-century Maltese music at Robert Samut Hall on 20 and 21 March 2013.  These old Maltese motets are extant at the Mdina Archives which I edited in the early... Read More

MISSA op 133

I have just finished working on this new MASS , scored for SATB (Solo), SATB (Choir) and Orchestra. The Mass, which is my opus 133, has as a subtitle in honoris ROMANI PONTIFICI BENEDICTI XVI. The Manuscript is dated 05/03/13 and is dedicated to HL the Bishop of Gozo, Mario Grech. This Mass... Read More

PERFORMANCES in RUSSIA

On the 16th of this month 3 works of mine will receive a performance during a concert to be held in the St Catherine Concert Hall on Vassilevski Island in St Petersburg, Russia, namely Offerta Musicale op 87  and Fantasia per Organo op 86 (both for Organ Solo) and Salm No 89 op 43 for Baritone... Read More

Works in Progress

Recently I finished working on my opus 130. "A Prayer for Unity in Diversity" is a major work taking about 60 minutes to perform. The work will be known as 'The Hyland Mass' in honour of the New York philanthropist who commissioned the piece. It is scored for S, A, T, B, and Boy Soprano Soli, a... Read More

Rapsodija Maltija op 26

There are 3 versions of the Rapsodija Maltija  (Violin and Piano - the original; Piano Solo; and Violin and Orchestra). This year, in its first two versions, the Rapsodija has received a total of 14 performances, both locally and abroad. The most notable instances abroad were those in Italy... Read More

MUSIC on THE AIR in FRANCE

On the 14th of this month in a special programme of Music from Malta on the popular Radio FUZE which broadcasts mostly programmes of classical music, two of my works were featured, namely the Sinfonietta for Strings and Music for a White Dove. Other works featured in the programme included those... Read More

70th Birthday Celebratory Concert

This being the year of my 70th Birthday, many concerts of my music were held throughout the year both in Malta and abroad. I recall with pleasure the ones I did in Austria (3), in Italy (4) and in France (2). On the 23rd November I performed a large scale choral/orchestral concert at St John's... Read More

My Music in France

On October 23rd at the Salle Cortot in Paris, my Rapsodija Maltija for piano solo was performed during the lunchtime series of concerts. It was played (for the 5th time now) by French pianist Pascal Mantin.  Meanwhile on Radio Fuze in the programme Melomanes en Uzege, the presenter played the... Read More