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Hawes, Patrick

Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition.  


He is best known for writing the Highgrove Suite for HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for being Composer-in-Residence at the U.K.’s largest classical music station, Classic FM, and for the Number One albums Angeland The Great War Symphony.  


Among others, he has written for Voces8, the Choir of New College Oxford, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Hayley Westenra on albums that have all reached Number One in the classical charts.  Patrick has recently written works for soprano Sarah Brightman and The King’s Singers, alongside a clarinet concerto for Emma Johnson.


Most recently, he has written and recorded The Great War Symphony as part of the official commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. One of his biggest projects to date, the recording was released in Sep 2018 and immediately entered the classical charts at Number One where it remained for several weeks.  It received its World Premiere performance in Oct 2018 in London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed a month later by the U.S. Premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall.