Alison’s most ambitious work so far – please click here to visit the Morris Monday page and listen to excerpts from a live recording of the premiere performance.
Although the bulk of this piece was written in 2012 after a summer of Olympic and Paralympic excitement, the main melody started life as a folk tune called ‘The Heron’, written and arranged for violin trio by Alison Rowley at the English Acoustic Collective Summer School in Gloucestershire in July 2011.
Inspired by John McCrae’s poem In Flander’s Fields, this tribute to the fallen of World War I was premiered at LSO St Luke’s in London after being chosen by Sound and Music (formerly SPNM) as an example of the best in youth music. It has since been performed by the Essex Concert Orchestra, the South Essex Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge University’s Orchestra On The Hill and the Morris Orchestra at Cecil Sharp House.
The Night Before Christmas
An uplifting narrated setting of the popular seasonal poem, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Written in 2010, this has been performed twice by the South Essex Youth Symphony Orchestra at their annual Christmas concert.
Christmas Orchestral Interlude
An orchestral arrangement of two Christmas melodies, conducted by Alison at Cecil Sharp House. For this festive event in 2013 she arranged a total of 17 traditional carols and tunes for orchestra and choir! All of these arrangements are available to hire. Please contact Alison for more details on difficulty and instrumentation.
An original composition for pipe and tabor ensemble. This is a video from the first rehearsal.
In The Open
A song cycle on the theme of weather and seasons, in the words of Anne Bronte and Robert Louis Stephenson. Written for voice and piano, this collection of three songs was influenced by the English pastoral style of Vaughan Williams and Ravel. The sound file below contains excerpts from a live recording for baritone and piano.