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


Trichotomy, in its alternative version with cello, will be given its first performance by Talkestra on 2 July (2.30pm) at the Friends Meeting House, Brighton.

Untitled 2016.2 for piano will be given its first performance by Adam Swayne, the work's dedicatee, on 19 July at a lunchtime concert at the Chapel Royal, Brighton. A second perfomance will be given by Adam Swayne on 11 August at St James' Church, Poole.

Other forthcoming performances include a new work for The Riot Ensemble (90 seconds) on 29 October (St Nicholas' Church, Brighton) and piano, violin & cello, to be performed by the Ireland Trio on 13 January 2017 at St Luke's Church, Queen's Park, Brighton.

Recently completed works include Trichotomy (for clarinet, viola or cello and piano), Duo for two violins, untitled 2016.1 (two versions: for 5 flutes and for string quintet), untitled 2016.2 for piano and three conjugations for flexible ensemble, as well as a version of ... a l'armonia si intento ... for six violas.

Patrick has recently been appointed Musical Director of New Note Orchestra, created to support those in recovery from addiction.

A selection of works can now be listened to on soundcloud