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Principal Conductor - Howard Burrell

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Howard Burrell (b. 1944) is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Hertfordshire where he was appointed in 1972 to commence music activities. When he retired from his academic post in December 2005 he left behind a thriving department embracing composition, technology and music industry business studies. Burrell’s compositions, including two symphonies (1998/9 and 2000), have been widely performed and three of his string quartets, No.s 3 (1974), 4 (1981) and 5 (2007/8) were issued on the UHR label ("…and the birds sang too.", performed by the Aylwin String Quartet - UHR 020011014) in 2008. Commissions include Occasion for brass band (Besses o’ the Barn 1975); Visions for Chorus, brass and percussion (Harlow Chorus 1978); Kings Variations (Kings School Cambridge 1985); Kaleidoscope for flute, harp, violin and cello (Pearce School Cambridge 1987); No Comment, an electronic ballet, with Ian Dearden (1990); Wedding Song and Chorus for mezzo-soprano and tape,(Nato Welton 1995); Te Deum (Parish Church of St Andrew and St George, Stevenage 1996); Contraband for symphonic wind orchestra (David Johnston 2003) and We wish you a merry Christmas (Hertford Choral Society 2006). In October 2009 his Anniversary for orchestra was premiered by deHavilland Philharmonic in celebration of that orchestra’s 40th anniversary.

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