"Rosemary Duxbury has the gift of melody" (Caduceus magazine).
The philosophy of British classical composer Rosemary Duxbury can be expressed in these 2 quotes:
“Once an artist creates a true structure, then divine love can pour into it and make it a thing of great beauty” (Harold Klemp) and
“Music is an outburst of the soul” (Frederick Delius).
Her music has been quoted as being “beautiful and pure” (Jonathan Harvey, composer), “a special brand of minimalism in a profound spiritual context” (Anthony Pither, Director of Music, University of Leicester),and with “a tradition going back through Debussy to the Romantics.” (Tony Foord, Loughborough Echo).
Rosemary describes her initial source of inspiration as being "from within: a place where 'streams' of 'inner sound' and 'inner light' can be accessed." Her work is popular and accessible and appeals to a wide audience from the discerning classical musician, to those interested in new consciousness and the healing effects of music in today’s world.
Rosemary studied Music and Inter-Arts at Bretton Hall College, Leeds University, England, where she began an exploration of the connection between inner spiritual consciousness and outer artistic expression. She is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, the Performing Rights Society, the Central Composers Alliance and Sound Current Music.com.
Her work includes compositions for piano, voice, choir, orchestra and chamber groups. Her music has been performed around the UK, Europe, in America and Canada, and has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio, and in America and Canada.
As well as being performed in the concert repertoire, her compositions have also been used in multi-media performances (including work with poets, artists, film makers, choreographers for dance); choreographed for ice-skating (by former world professional ice skating champion Lorna Brown); used in theatre and for short film.
“There is a richness of expression here and a clear sense of musical and emotional structure....The musical language and gestures are redolent of Ravel in their playfulness and their flowing. In fact these pieces would be perfect for dance improvisations (as much as for listening enjoyment) such is their breadth and movement.” (Brian Lee, in Caduceus Magazine).