Jonathan Harvey – a personal tribute by Elaine Gould

A personal tribute to a great composer lost to us last year.

We Have Moved

Elaine Gould, an alto with the Joyful Company of Singers, has been Senior New Music Editor at Faber Music since 1987, in which capacity she has edited the complex and varied scores of many composers, including Jonathan Harvey. Recognised as a leader in the field, and a vital source of wit and common sense in JCOS rehearsals when we are wrangling new music, Elaine is author of the notation “bible” Behind Bars.

Elaine worked with Jonathan Harvey for 25 years and below is the personal tribute she has drafted ahead of our next concert, where we will be performing his pieces I Love the Lord and Forms of Emptiness:

Jonathan Harvey (1939 – 2012)
A Personal Tribute

That I am to fly off soon to celebrate the arrival of Jonathan’s manuscripts in Basel is a measure of the esteem in which his oeuvre is now held and a…

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