Peaceful, Evocative, Gentle, Nostalgic, Reflective, Graceful, Introspective, Thoughtful, Calm, Simple, Refined, Luxury, Sophisticated. These pieces, for piano and chamber strings, are gentle and emotive. Alternative versions and mixes are available as described. Companion album to ‘A Simple Beauty 1, 2 – Score 088, 089.
Produced by: Dick Walter for Score Production Music
Dave Hewson began composing at the age of 11. His early efforts were very influenced by the fact that his primary school music education was based entirely on the Carl Orff “Schulwerk”. This influence has stayed with David and has shaped a lot of his much later music. In his late teens he studied composition with Professor Richard Arnell (pupil of John Ireland) at Trinity College of music London, and enrolled in a part time course on electronic music with Tristram Carey at the Royal College of Music. After gaining his B.Ed (Hon.) he taught music for six years.
Dave Hewson was a key contributor to the musical output of the in Techno Twins the 1980s, writing and creating most of their material for several albums. He performed on many of their other recordings and was integral in the creation of the only hit they had “Falling in Love Again” He invented their unique sound concept, and arrangements, all created in his 4 track studio in south London.
As a media composer he has written music for film and TV, including incidental music for BBC TV’s “Howards Way”, arranging and producing the “Eastenders” theme and Record, and the Channel Four documentaries The Morey Brothers, Heaven Man Earth , Six Into One, and The MTM Story. Recent work has included the new ITV National and regional news for ITV, and NEWS AT TEN, The Scars of War for Channel 4, and Police Action Live for ITV. TV themes include The Selina Scot Show, and David Frost’s Century. Also a recently commissioned series starring Prunella Scales as Queen Victoria for the BBC.
Paul Lennon is a composer/arranger, multi-instrumentalist and teacher. He graduated from Trinity College of Music, London in violin, piano and composition (1976-80). Paul has been involved in many classical/light music ventures including orchestras, a flute quartet, a duo with cello and even a 1930’s cabaret act. He went on to play bass, guitar, violin and keyboards in various bands.
Paul continues to develop composition and recording particularly with Ben Hewlett on his ongoing harmonica course and also his own playalong projects for guitar and piano. Apart from this he continues to teach piano, guitar, violin, bass and singing privately along with theory, harmony and composition. On the performing side he plays piano in a duo with Howard Turner (formerly with Itchy Fingers) playing jazz standards and originals.
He writes from his Kent-based home recording studio and has composed and produced many albums there including a series of playalong books and CDs for harmonica with Ben Hewlett. He has produced books on Music Training Basics, Practising and Ear-Training as well as collections of pieces for piano, violin, guitar and flute.