Richard Nye is a composer based in the UK. His instrumental, electronic, and choral works have been performed, broadcast (most recently on BBC Radio 3), recorded, and published worldwide. His first published work, Three Pyrotechnics for Solo Clarinet (1993, published by Cascade Music Publishing) is now included as part of the Trinity College Advanced Clarinet repertoire.
Richard was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and began composing at a young age. Guided by the Cheltenham-based composer Tony Hewitt-Jones while still at school, Richard later went on to study music in London, receiving his South Bank debut with 8 ‘til Late (eight hands on two pianos) performed at the South Bank Centre in 2001 by Piano 40.
Richard continues to combine writing experimental works such as Underworld, performed at the University of Bremen in 2014 by Juan María Solare, with contemporary choral and instrumental compositions.
Recent projects have included Tronow, a new eight hands on two pianos piece that received a first performance at the South Bank Centre, and the publication of the Missa Brevis, first performed at the 2018 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, now included in the Banks Music Publishing catalogue. 2023 will see the premiere of Dominion, a new work for chorus and strings set to words by his sister, the writer Kate Aranda Nye.
- Year of birth: 1967
- Website: http://www.richardnye.info
Works by Richard Nye
Festival performances of works by Richard Nye
Call for Scores submissionWorld premiere
- Choral Eucharist on Sunday 14 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Compline on Monday 15 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church
- LFCCM @ Home Choral Evensong on Monday 15 May 2023 (online stream/broadcast)
- Choral Eucharist on Sunday 13 May 2018 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Sung Eucharist on Sunday 20 May 2018 at St John the Baptist, Wimbledon
Recorded performances of works by Richard Nye
- God Be in My Head performed by The Choral Scholars of St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater / Alastair Carey Organ