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Research Projects

Cello Works by RIAM Composers (Part of the Rediscover, Recreate Research Strand)

Dr Annette Cleary (RIAM Strings Faculty)

Cellist, Annette Cleary builds on her doctoral research by studying and performing cello works composed by RIAM teachers: Clyde Twelvetrees (1865-1956), Joseph Schofield (1886-1939), Joseph Groocock (1913-1997) and Brian Beckett (b. 1950). A little known aspect of the RIAM’s history and musical heritage is brought to light in this project which combines academic and performance research.

Annette has produced a CD of the cello works – Rich & Rare – which also features Réamonn Keary (RIAM Keyboard Faculty) on piano.

Watch a video of Annette and Réamonn performing the Scherzo from Brian Beckett’s Cello Sonata at the RIAM’s Amplify Research Day 2018.  

Domestic Sacred Music in Jacobean England: John Amner’s Sacred Hymnes … for Voyces and Vyols (1615)

Mark Keane (DMusPerf)

Conductor, Mark Keane is the latest graduate of the RIAM’s DMusPerf programme. His doctoral research involves a critical re-evaluation of the works of English composer, John Amner. It assesses Amner’s compositional output while Master of the Choristers at Ely Cathedral, the publication of Sacred Hymnes as an addition to the sacred domestic music market in England and the instrumental compositional output found in various collectors’ part-books.

The full dissertation is available on TARA.