Jenny Rees - Short Biography & Contact details

Jenny Rees - Composer

Jenny Rees was born in Cheshire in 1968. She started to learn the piano at the age of 9 and the clarinet at 10. She began to arrange pieces for the woodwind section of the Bristol Schools Symphony Orchestra of which she was a member, and composed a few simple pieces for woodwind and recorder groups. When she was 16, Jenny won the composition section of the Staple Hill Eisteddfod with a piece for solo soprano and piano. This inspired her to continue writing and resulted in a Sinfonietta for Wind Band completed in 1987 while she was studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama (1986-1989). The college wind band gave the work its first performance at the Colston Hall in Bristol, resulting in a Radio Bristol interview and a favourable write-up in Winds magazine.

After 3 years studying the clarinet with Martin Ronchetti, Jenny graduated with a Performer’s Diploma and an award for her contribution to chamber music. The next 6 years were spent teaching with little compositional output. The years 1994 to 2002 brought marriage and the arrival of 4 children! In this period, Jenny gained an Open University honours degree in humanities with music and began composing again in 2000. This was followed shortly by success in a composition competition run by the Chard Festival of Music for women composers.

Jenny has recently completed a commission for the Bristol Brass Consort, to be performed in summer 2005. Jenny also performs with Jane Groves as The Berkeley Duo

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Jenny Rees - Sheet Music

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Buy Character Pieces B flat clarinet and piano 1 4 £5.00
Buy Flute Assortment Flute and piano 3-5 7 £6.00
Buy Clarinet Concerto (reduction) Clarinet and piano 8+ 10.5 £12.00
Buy Continuity Flute and piano 8+ 12 £12.00
Buy Deep in the Forest Flute choir 4-6 5 £15 / £20
Buy Theme & Variations for Harp Harp 6-7 3 £5.50

To download a PDF version of the latest Rees Publications Catalogue please click here