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"Seven and a half years" -the musical Launches in 2020
Be the first to play the second piece in Mark Glentworth's " Gilbert Trilogy" for solo Vibraphone, with the release of "Gilbert's Got A New Blues" The final piece "Gilbert's Farewell" will be released later this year. PDF files coming very soon.
At the age of 16 I was one of the youngest students to study percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating I started working in London as a Freelance percussionist in all styles of music. My composition work has covered a very wide spectrum of music ranging from commercial song writing through to orchestral composition and opera. I have worked with Steven Berkoff, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis’s Fires Of London, The BBC Symphony Orchestra and The London Sinfonietta.
Currently working on writing a Musical and song book called:
"Seven And A Half Years "
One of my first compositions was a Vibraphone solo called
‘Blues for Gilbert’.
This has gone on to become a percussion standard, (One of the most performed tuned percussion piece of all time), and has been recorded on many CD’s.
Composer and Performer for Steven Berkoff
I have been working with Steven Berkoff since 1983. Over the years we have collaborated on many productions. I create my scores organically during the rehearsal period. I have a setup comprising percussion instruments, keyboards and a computer running live elements as well. apart from our numerous stage productions we have also worked on TV and Radio productions too
Our collaborations include productions of: West, Greek, Metamorphosis, Sink The Belgrano, The Trial, Coriolanus, Macbeth (Radio version), One Man Show, Tell-tale Heart, Berkoff’s Messiah. One of our most notable productions was the Stage version of the classic film,
‘On the Water Front’
which received glowing reviews:
On The Water Front, Theatre Royal, Haymarket – Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
The excitement of the plot, strengthened by Mark Glentworth’s memorable music.
Michael Coveney; The Independent
“There are classic slow-motion sequences that look like ballet, with fantastic musical back-up from composer Mark Glentworth.”
Claudia Pritchard; Independent on Sunday
“Mark Glentworth’s thrilling live score”