The Ballad of Donk-Cat and Samurai Sword-Dog by Luke Styles


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Luke Styles is a UK based composer, represented by IMG Artists. Luke recently completed 3 years as the Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence and 1 year as composer in residence at the Foundling Museum. Luke has been a prolific composer of operas having composed two chamber operas, three youth operas and a cabaret opera. They have been performed on the famous Glyndebourne main stage, the Vaults Festival and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski. Luke is currently working on two new operas, one for the Perth Festival and another for Opera Philadelphia, with premieres in 2018 and 2021 respectively. Alongside his operatic work Luke is working on a concerto for Double Bass and a Song Cycle for Mark Padmore. Most recently Luke has created new works for the London Sinfonietta, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Aldeburgh Festival.

Song Credits

Music by Luke Styles
Lyrics by Alan McKendrick

Written in collaboration with students at Thomas Wolsey School, Ipswich. Workshops delivered by Luke Styles, Alan McKendrick and a team of artists from Snape Maltings, consisting of Alfie Carpenter, Carl Cole, Joe Mace and Kimberley Moore.

Piano Backing Track
Performed by Nathan Williamson
Recorded by Mike Challis