Archive for the ‘Works’ Category


The hand written Concerto

December 9, 2012

These exclusive images show Jon’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra coming back to life in 1999 after nearly 30 years of involuntary ‘extinction’.

Working from Marco de Goeij‘s by-ear-reconstructed score, Jon and conductor Paul Mann spent the spring and summer of 1999 meticulously adjusting all the score pages in preparation for the two now legendary 30th anniversary performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September that year.

Paul Mann explains:

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Jon Lord’s music to be published in authoritative new editions

December 5, 2012

Concerto 2012We are delighted to announce that over the coming years, the vast majority of Jon Lord’s music scores will be published in new editions by Hal Leonard/EMI Music.

Each score has been painstakingly revised and edited by the conductor Paul Mann, whose close association with the composer ensures that the new material reflects his last known wishes in every detail.

The first to appear will be the long-awaited Concerto for Group and Orchestra, which is published for the first time in its definitive form, incorporating the many revisions that the composer made for the recent studio recording.

sarabande-cd1Next will be a new edition of Sarabande in Jon’s revised version for group and orchestra, which receives its first publication in any form.

Both works will be published for sale as study scores, with their corresponding performing material on hire, and will be available early next spring.

The other works will follow at regular intervals. Please keep an eye on for further details.


Works: To notice such scores

November 22, 2012

To Notice Such Things, Jon’s solo album from 2010, is the latest instalment in our Works section.

Conductor Paul Mann has overhauled the scores for all the pieces on the album, which includes the title suite To Notice Such Things composed in honour of Jon’s late friend John Mortimer as well as three shorter pieces:

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Works: Boom of the Tingling Strings

October 20, 2012

Boom of the Tingling Strings is the latest of Jon’s orchestral works to have undergone Paul Mann‘s watchful revisions and is now available in our Works section complete with Jon’s and Paul’s notes on the composition.

The work is now also available as a 2-piano score for the first time, to make it more accessible to soloists.

Before being recorded in Odense, Denmark the piece was performed live with Danish TV covering the concert and interviewing both Jon and Paul:

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Works: Jon’s Purple departure scored

October 20, 2012

The first instalment of scores from Jon’s 2004 album Beyond The Notes is now ready.

These arrangements were used in the studio, and Jon often only wrote out in detail the parts for the other players. Now for the first time, everything has been faithfully transcribed by Paul Mann so that the material might be performed by others.

One of the pieces is De Profundis, with which Jon tells the story of his departure from Deep Purple in 2002. Paul Mann writes:

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Update: More works from Jon

October 3, 2012

Jon Lord photographed at Tony Ashton’s tribute show at Abbey Road Studios in 2000 by Axel Dauer.

Disguises, Zarabanda Solitaire and Jon’s orchestral arrangement of Child in Time. These three pieces have been added to the Works section.

Conductor Paul Mann is currently going through all of Jon’s works with a view of providing a complete resource for everything to do with Jon’s work as a composer.

Click on the titles for full details:
is the emotional suite released as the second half of the CD that also features Boom of the Tingling Strings.

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Jon’s work cut out for you

September 15, 2012

Over the coming weeks and months, a full catalogue of Jon’s compositional work will appear online for the first time.

Aimed at concert promoters and performers foremost, as well as fans and friends, our new Works section will provide all available information on each of Jon’s works, including instrumentation and performance details.

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