If you're looking for information about the composer Peter Nagle, welcome! If you're looking for one of those other Peter Nagles, sorry, I'm not him.
Click on the links to the right to see a biography, worklist, or browse by instrument/ensemble.
If you'd like to know more about any of the music, or to request scores or recordings, or just say hello, please email me: info[at]peternagle.co.uk (replace the "[at]" bit with the @ sign). You can follow me on Twitter too, if you like. I'll follow you back if you look interesting.
I was very sad to hear of the death of Steve Martland. I met Steve in 2001 when he picked Infinite Breathing for an SPNM workshop and concert. He was an inspirational man, hugely supportive, passionate in his convictions, and also very funny. I'd love to relate some of the things he told me, but they'd almost certainly be libellous to repeat here. I wrote a very small tribute to him which you can listen to here. People like Steve are rare birds; he'll be missed.
In March I took part in Office Musician of the Year, which was the first time I've performed publicly as a solo cellist for over twenty years! I didn't win, but I hope it's given me kick and a bit of confidence to start doing more performing. I did at least get commendation for my "brave" (i.e. all written post-1900) programming. I'll be playing all the things I did in the competition heats and final, plus a few extra delights, at a lunchtime recital at St. Peter's in Berkhamsted on Friday 5 July. More details to follow.
The premiere of Until I die there will be sounds went pretty well, and it got a positive reaction overall (although an equivocal one here.) If you go to the piece's page you can her a recording now, as well as look puzzledly at the score. If you're interested in performing it, drop me a line. The same goes for The Gull Catchers. Or indeed anything I've written. Or if you'd like something new.
What's next? Well, I have parts of a new string quartet to put together, an old sketch for a vocal piece that I'm hoping to pick up again, and more cello/ drone/ general mucking about stuff, so keep an eye out on my SoundCloud page. I'm also in the early stages of a new project which I hope will come to fruition next summer. More on this soon.
As time goes by I'm adding PDFs and the like to each work's page on this site. There are also a few scores online here. I have all sorts of recordings at SoundCloud, ranging from doodles to actual proper pieces, so please pop over there and bump up my visitor stats, thanks. If anything tickles your fancy but there's no score or recording, email me and I'll see what I can dig up for you.
Having spent the last year writing two (as it turns out) orchestral pieces I'm planning some smaller-scale things now: something vocal, something quartet-like and something a bit multimedia and collaborative. Cello/drone doodles will also probably continue to pop up on SoundCloud. I'm always pleased to meet like-minded musicians, especially if there's a chance of making something, so get in touch.
More exciting things will appear here soon, probably.