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Marilyn Herman is a composer with a strong folk and jazz, as well as classical, background. Her compositions have been characterised as 'jazz-classical', and are also deeply influenced by various world musics. She has researched, published, performed and danced Ethiopian and Yemenite music. Her works have been performed at a number of venues in the UK and the United States, including 5 London New Winds Festivals, and a PRS workshop with John Woolrich. She is an LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) Soundhub Associate.

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Performed Classical Compositions


Rozsa's Wish         For mezzo-soprano, flute, harp/piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.  

                            Performed & recorded at Exeter College Chapel, Oxford on 6th December 2021.

The Angel of Chomutov.  For soprano, French horn, harp/piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double                                                       bass.            

                             Performed & recorded at Exeter College Chapel, Oxford on 6th December 2021.

Tizita for Aklilu      For flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, cello & double bass, performed at the 

                            London New Wind Festival, December 2021

Noites da Floresta Goiana    For wind quintet and piano,

                                                     21st London New Winds Festival 2018

Vocalise                For flute, oboe and clarinet in Bb,

                               Concert of Music by Contemporary Women Composers for Winds and Piano,

                                Iklectic Art Lab, London, March 2017

Transcarpathia      For clarinet in Bb, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass.

                            Performed by the Berkeley Ensemble conducted by Quentin Poole, 

                            PRS: 'Piecing It Together’, January 2017.

On Raglan Road          For soprano, electric guitar & Irish bodhrán.  

                             (Words by Patrick Kavanagh)  

                            Streamed at the IAWM (International Alliance of Women in Music) 

                            20th Anniversary Online Congress, April 2015.

                            Also performed at The Loft, Crouch End, June 2006.

Swing Abeba          For solo bassoon.

                            Performed at the 17th New Winds Festival, London, November 2014,

                            Performance by John McDougall streamed at IAWM Online Congress, April 2015.

                            Performed by Abi Adam at Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Michal 06              For solo clarinet in Bb 

                            10th & 18th London New Wind Festivals, 2007 & 2015. 

                            Also performed at a Concert in Aid of Refugees, Hertford, 2016.              

Georgia                 For piano.

                            DABAL (Deaf and Blind Aid, Sri Lanka) charity concert, January 2014,

Above Me Broods  For SATB chorus and piano. 

                           Performed by Cambridge Voices at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2013.

Reaching Beyond  For string quartet

                            Performed by The Impromptu String Quartet, at Lauderdale House,                            London, October 2012

                            and by The Trelawn Quartet at Middlesex University, 2005.

At One                  For trumpet in Bb and string quartet

                            Lauderdale House, October 2012

Na-ava                  For trumpet in Bb and string quartet

                            Lauderdale House, October 2012

Dance of Triumph For soprano and piano  

                             (Words by Denise Alonzo), Lauderdale House, October 2012



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