Geoff Palmer has been writing music for 50 years, interspersing his activities as composer with working as a professional cellist, university lecturer in music and school teacher.
But it is composing that is at the core of his being, and composing that he never stops thinking about. This website aims to introduce you to this work – to the music that has been written through his life so far, the music being written and the music projects being planned.More
Concerto for Cello and Wind Soloists: Erikoista valoa
This is one of my favourite pieces. I have fond memories of touring the piece in Lapland (Rovaniemi, Inari and Karigasniemi) in February 2016 – a trip of snowy forests, reindeer, northern lights, and enthusiastic audiences listening spellbound to the cellist Lauri Angevo and the wind ensemble. Pure magic!
Have a listen – click on MORE INFORMATION below to hear a clip.
We are hoping to be able to announce shortly details of performances of the work for cello and full chamber orchestra – watch this space.More Information All Works
“… a rapturous, highly moving celebration of the natural world, bringing in flying geese, turning tides and the aurora borealis…. The foursome were on remarkably fine form, clearly relishing the … astonishing piece’s strange sounds in fiercely dramatic yet limpid performances”
David Kettle, journalist, The Scotsman, on String Quartet No.5: Haec Dies
“It’s full of imagination and delightful structures. The rhythmic working is often intriguing. I enjoyed it and feel honoured at the dedication.”
The late Jonathan Harvey, prolific international composer, on Flute Concerto: Cancri 55
“The string quartet clearly has a future, with people writing music like that for it”
Julian Rushton, eminent musicologist, author of Mozart in the Master Musicians series, on String Quartet No.4: After Haydn