Andrew’s first symphony is a work in nine movements for soprano, tenor and orchestra. The music is written in a direct and lyrical musical language, a celebration of our classical music heritage. It is a powerful and emotional piece, striking in its simplicity yet rich in raw emotion. Each of the movements addresses the general […]
A Tribute to Joanna Boulter (1942 – 2019) Annie Wright It is with great sadness Vane Women are posting the news of Joanna’s death. She passed away quietly after a long illness borne with her typical courage and stoicism. Joanna was a founding member of Vane Women in 1991 and retained honorary status when she […]
The Transit of Venus is a collection of Andrew’s settings of Sonnets by William Shakespeare and is an open body of work which the composer intends to add to throughout the remainder of his career. There are currently four sonnet settings in the collection. Heavily influenced by late romantic tradition of art song, Andrew conceives […]
Enough Light to Sing By, is a further setting of poems by the late English poet, Joanna Boulter. Each movement embraces strongly musical subjects. The titles are as follows: Wintereisse 1963 and The English Hymnal from Blue Horse , Who Is Really Listening? from On Sketty Sands, The Nightingale In Love from the Vane Women collection Love […]
Liber Regalis is a set of works composed specifically as respectful homage to the British monarchy and to celebrate the United Kingdom’s immensely important cultural and historical legacy. A work in progress, the collection currently consists of three orchestral pieces, Trooping The Colour and Flypast, Royal Lamentation and Koh-i-Noor, Mountain of Light. The last of […]
Andrew Webb-Mitchell’s Violin Concerto was given its world premiere at the Gürzenich Hall, Cologne Germany on 29 April 2018, performed by the Cologne New Philharmonic, with Volker Hartung and Elisabeth Basoff-Darskaja, violin. Prior to the performance, Andrew issued the following statement about the inspiration behind the work: “Whilst sketching my violin concerto in the […]
Night of Sevens is a single movement tone poem structured in sonata form, inspired by the traditional Chinese folk story The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. Having lived and worked in China for many years and being a fluent speaker of Mandarin, Andrew wanted to express his love for and appreciation of the Chinese culture and […]
Information about Webb-Mitchell’s latest orchestral work will appear here soon.