Marcus Blunt was born in Birmingham in 1947. Although around the age of 9 he had piano lessons from his father for a year or more, and made his first attempts at composition, his interest in music did not really take off until he was 14. He went on to study composition at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, graduating in 1970. After a remarkably wide variety of abodes – in rural Warwickshire, Manchester, York, and London – and occupations – ranging from warehouse packer and photographic processor to department manager at a music publishers – he settled in Derby in 1976 as a teacher of woodwind instruments. In 1990 he and his wife Maureen decided to seek a more congenial environment for his composing work, and are now enjoying the gentler pace of life just North of the Border. In 1997 Dumfries Music Club appointed him as their Hon. Composer-in-Residence.

Calendar

Apr
3
Mon
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The first date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrists: Sarah Lamb (Clarinet) Daniel Lappin (Flute)

 

Apr
5
Wed
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ Headingley Heart, Leeds
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The second date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Apr
7
Fri
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ St Mary's Church, Sheffield
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The third date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrist: David Kelly (Classical Guitarist)

Apr
8
Sat
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ The Engine House, Manchester
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Reed & Ivory: A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The fourth date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrist: Daniel Mills (Trumpet)

Apr
10
Mon
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The fifth date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

 

No under 16’s allowed.

Special guest support atrist: Emma Haughton (Vocalist)

Apr
13
Thu
Marcus Blunt: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano @ Clements Hall, York
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Reed & Ivory

A Showcase of Music by Living Composers

The sixth date of UK Reed & Ivory tour showcasing the works of O’Shea, Batholomew, Blunt with world premieres of:
“Another Dawn” by Peter Byrom-Smith, Korembi June 17 by Max Gregory, Caelum by Erica Macleod and Voice from the Glassy Brook by Joe Wistow.

Special guest support atrist: Michael Cunningham (Percussionist)