Monstrous Music - Music written for theatrical adaptations of the Terry Pratchett books "Witches Abroad", "Night Watch" and "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents"
This week marks a production of "Guards! Guards!" by Sir Terry Pratchett, performed by Monstrous Productions Theatre Company, at The Gate, Cardiff. This is also to be their final production, after a five year presence performing works adapted from Sir Terry's material and raising a lot of money in the process.
I've been lucky enough to work with the company as composer on three occasions; "Witches Abroad" (2015, in a newly written arrangement) and "Night Watch" (2015) and "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" (2017). In celebration of the work the ensemble has done (and of course to promote the upcoming production) I decided to record the music I've written for them and release it as a 'pay what you want' charity album, with all proceeds going to The Research Institute for the Care of Older People: www.rice.org.uk
Special words of thanks go to David Grubb and Annie Grubb of the Borders Trio, Vicky Guise of the Icaris Duo, and of course a gaggle (mass? multitude?) of monsters from the Monstrous cast for helping to record these pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!