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

Sonata for female voice, flute and percussion (click on the title to listen) has now 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 Passages X for solo cello, Passages X +, a version of the solo cello piece with the addition of an esemble (flexibly scored),  ...a l'armonia si intento ... for six cellos and string quartet no. 2. New versions of A Klee diptych (for clarinet and string quartet) and Rhythm of Black Lines (for 6 cellos) have also been completed.

Jevon Antoni-Jay will perform Passages IV, for actor, on 27 September at the Church of the Annunciation, Brighton.

Fanfare in Three Parts will be performed by CoMA Sussex Ensemble during a day of concerts on 25 October at St John's, Smith Square, London, to celebrate CoMA's 21srt birthday.