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Stephen's latest work, Noting the Landscape, received its première at the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool on Wednesday 19th June. A 75th birthday commission for Ensemble 10:10 from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the 25 minute piece was conducted by Jack Sheen and received an enthusiastic response from the near-capacity audience.

Recent Activity

May 2024: Stephen's piece for two pianos, Moving On, has just had three performances at a festival of music for two pianos in Lithuania. It was performed by the duo Re:Sono, Lauryna Sableviciute and Nicholas Ashton.

Here is the Link to the Festival Website, but it is all in Lithuanian!! . . .

October 2023: the Hope Metropolitan Orchestra, with Leo Byrne as the soloist, performed Stephen's recent composition More Imaginary Folksongs;  (violin & orchestra). Select audio track below ...

More Imaginary Folksongs Number 1.

More Imaginary Folksongs Number 2.

February 2023: brought a revival of Stephen’s 2023 work Lovebytes, sung by Daniella Sicari, with Ensemble 10/10 conducted by Clark Rundell. The event, at the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool, was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ensemble. The works heard at the concert will be broadcast on The New Music Show on BBC Radio 3 in the future.

Stephen’s recent works are In Hope, a sextet written for Pixels Ensemble in 2021, and A Short flight across the City (2022). Both of these pieces marked particular events in Stephen’s life; the former for a celebration of fifty years of teaching Music at Liverpool Hope University, and the latter a very recent venture, which saw the Metropolitan Cathedral Orchestra partner with Liverpool Hope to form the Hope Metropolitan Orchestra. (Stephen has conducted the orchestra for the best part of 40 years of the 50 years he has worked at Hope). To date, the orchestra has given three concerts in the Great Hall at Liverpool Hope’s Creative Campus, and as well as Stephen’s new work has featured Beethoven’s first and Saint-Saens’ second symphonies, and two movements from Haydn’s The Seasons, with the Metropolitan Cathedral Cantata Choir.

In Hope |

In Hope

Live at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool (28 June 2021)
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Jardin, St.Privat-des-Prés. Stephen Pratt (2021)  

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