In the past few years, Patrick Hawes has emerged as one of the most popular contemporary English composers. His music owes a great deal to the English Romantic tradition of Delius and Vaughan Williams but also displays elements of the Renaissance and Baroque styles. His CD Blue In Blue was a best-seller and went straight into the Classic FM Hall of Fame, Hayley Westonra features his song ‘Quanta Qualia’ on her album and he became Classic FM’s Artist in Residence in 2007. His film scores include Paul Johansson’s The Incredible Mrs Ritchie starring James Caan and the Emmy award-winning actress Gena Rowlands and the Hungarian movie Prima Primavera and he wrote the theme tune for the ITV Rugby World Cup.
‘Patrick Hawes’s music is a revelation.’ Classic FM
Prima Primavera (2009), The Incredible Mrs Ritchie (2003)