Hawes Music is the publishing house founded by composer Patrick Hawes. Born in Grimsby, Patrick is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition of Vaughan Williams and Delius. He is best known for writing the Highgrove Suite for HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for being Composer-in-Residence at Classic FM, and for the Number One album Angel.
Among others, he has written for Voces8, the Choir of New College Oxford, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Hayley Westenra on albums that have all reached Number One in the classical charts. Patrick has recently written works for The King's Singers alongside a clarinet concerto for Emma Johnson. His eighth album, Revelation, recorded with The Elora Singers (Canada), was released with Naxos Records in March 2017 to critical acclaim.
Patrick has written several new works to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War including Eventide: In Memoriam Edith Cavell, I Know The Music and The Angel of Mons. His latest work, The Great War Symphony, is a new choral symphony to mark the end of the First World War. The work is in aid of SSAFA, the armed forces charity. The premiere will be in London's Royal Albert Hall on 9th October 2018 with Classic FM, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, as well as guest soloists, military musicians and choirs from around the country. This will be followed by the U.S. Premiere in New York's Carnegie Hall on 11 November 2018 - the exact centenary of the Armistice.
Discount for members
Making Music members can take advantage of an exclusive discount offer to hire or purchase the performance materials for The Great War Symphony for their own use. From April 2018 to December 2020, these materials are available at a 15% discount to our members, in addition to the 10-15% bulk-buy discounts already available for the vocal scores.
Free perusal scores are currently available to help you programme, and access to an audio-visual film for use in the performance is also available. You can find out more about the piece and request a free perusal score on Patrick's website.