Alison Rowley is an up and coming composer based in Bristol. Her works reflect the English style of Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth, the minimalism of Philip Glass, Mike Oldfield and Ludovico Einaudi, the songs, tunes and modes that make up the English folk music tradition, and the epic scale of orchestral film scores. She has a Music degree from the University of Cambridge, and her compositions have been performed by orchestras across the country.
In 2012-13 Alison was a Creative Artist in Residence for the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) at Cecil Sharp House, London. She was commissioned to write an orchestral fantasia of Cotswold Morris tunes from the repertoire of the Beaux of London City Morris Men. Morris Monday was premiered with Alison as conductor at Cecil Sharp House in March 2013.
The Heron – an original folk tune arranged for three violins
24 Ribbons – an original folk tune arranged for two violins and two violas
Gloucestershire Processional – an original composition for pipe and tabor ensemble
An orchestral arrangement of two Christmas melodies, conducted by Alison at Cecil Sharp House