Welcome to the website of composer Christian Morris
Here you can find out about my work as a composer, arranger and writer (but mostly as a composer...). My music explores the intersection between the radical and traditional, finding ways to combine both in a way that is fully integrated. As well as seeking assimilate many traditions and styles I very much enjoy the challenges of composing and arranging for both professional and amateur musicians.
As a trumpeter himself, performing in this premiere, Morris’s sympathy for his medium was manifest…[the] final accumulation realised a vivid climax.
Hanging a very challenging ‘sound world’ on the familiar Veni Emmanuel plainsong is quite a strategic move, for it gives the casual listener at least some sense of ‘where things are going’…it’s a damn sight more creative, challenging, thought-provoking, and interesting than anything else we’ll hear this Advent.
This website doesn’t screw around. It’s got up-to-date information about concerts, recordings, news affecting composers, and a great blog posted by Christian Morris. Reading this site makes you realize just what an enormous tapestry of different sounds is contemporary concert music.
Thanks for letting me use your amazing piece. I played French horn in the Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, receiving a Superior.
This is an absolutely stunning arrangement, and so very useful in my Suzuki string program. I would like my student string orchestra to perform it at the upcoming Kootenay Festival of Arts in Nelson, BC, in April…Thank you for this valuable addition to the string literature!
Excellent development of musical ideas. Unique and driving harmonies…a really creative and colorful work.