Harry Johnstone Quintet - Beatrice
Harry Johnstone Quintet - The Kicker
Harry Johnstone Quintet - 'Edda'
BBC Proms - 2015
In 2015, Harry was commissioned to compose a piece of music as part of the Proms for musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The the piece was inspired by the four seasons of the years - thus the title 'Summer's Return'. The commission was a result of winning the 2014 'BBC Young Composers Competition', with his piece 'Dis-pulsed'. Click on the link below to hear 'Summer's Return' and an interview with discussing his composition.
In 2014, Harry won the 'BBC Young Composers Competition with his piece, 'Dis-pulsed' which was later performed by members of the 'Aurora Orchestra' as part of the BBC Proms. This was primarily a jazz composition, though it utilised a classical structure; sonata form. Using elements from both idioms resulted in an interesting creation... Click the link below to hear Dis-Pulsed.