PIANO MUSIC by David Jennings
David Jennings was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, in 1972. He started to compose music at the age of 12. He read Music at Durham University with the distinguished composer John Casken and went on to Manchester University to study composition at postgraduate level, again with John Casken.
His works are in a variety of musical genres from piano miniatures to large orchestral pieces. They have been successfully performed by professionals of the highest calibre. Early exposure to the works of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Moeran, Bridge and Bax helped to give his music its distinctive warm, glowing quality, further enhanced by his admiration for Gershwin and medieval music. An appreciation of the landscape of the North of England has also left a positive mark on Jennings music, which aims to recreate its sense of timelessness. The composer is strongly influenced by poetry and the visual arts, particularly English nineteenth century watercolours, which he feels are an inspiring marriage of technique and expression. David Jennings is a member of the Lakeland Composers and a regular reviewer for Music Web International.
For further details about the composer visit his website at www.davidjenningscomposer.co.uk