Patrick Harrex

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Welcome to the web site of composer Patrick Harrex


Patrick Harrex is an award winning composer whose works have been given live and broadcast performances in many countries around the world. His music has been recorded by Argo, CBC (Canada), Editions LGNM (Luxembourg) and New Music Brighton.  His works range from solo pieces to larger ensemble and choral works and he writes for both amateur and professional performers.

"Patrick Harrex [has] the ability to take delight in sounds for their own sake." - William Littler, Toronto Daily Star


Forthcoming Performances and other news


Riot Ensemble will perform Three Shakespeare Songs on Monday 18 May at 1pm at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, Central Hall, South Wing, as part of their Breathe Air series of concerts.

CoMA Sussex give the first perfomance of Rhythm of Black Lines in its 2014 version for mixed ensemble on Sunday 28 June in St John-sub-castro church, Lewes.

...a l'armonia si intento ... for six cellos has been programmed for inclusion in Catherine Black's Unsung Heroes Cello Ensemble Summer Course (2 to 7 August) in Lewes (All Saints' Centre) with a public performance on the final day.

Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion (click on the title to listen) has been released on the New Music Brighton album: ... because it's spring. The performers are Debbie Bridge, soprano, Anne Hodgson, flute, and Adam Bushell, percussion. It is available for download at www.newmusicbrighton.bandcamp.com where the CD may also be ordered.

Recently completed works are string quartet no. 2 and Song, with scattered fragments for solo cello. New versions of A Klee diptych (for clarinet and string quartet) and Rhythm of Black Lines (one for 6 cellos and a second for large flexible ensemble) have also been completed.