Biography

Terry Mann is a composer, musical instrument maker and performer of early and folk music.

As a composer he has had pieces performed at major contemporary music festivals around the world. His award-winning acoustic music has been performed by artists such as Joanna MacGregor, the Hilliard Ensemble and the Orlando Consort.

He won second place in the highly prestigious 2005 PRSF New Music Award. The piece, The Bells of Paradise, was then commissioned by the 2007 Spitalfields, Bury St.Edmunds, Lichfield and Norfolk and Norwich festivals. In 2008 it was nominated for a BACS composers award, and has been played on BBC radio 3 and 4, Classic Fm and Resonance Fm radio. He was also a finalist in the 2010 PRSF New Music Award for his proposal Automata Musica.

In 2009 he was commissioned by choreographer Rosemary Lee for Common Dance; a combination of live choral music and acousmatic soundscore funded by the PRS Foundation, RVW Trust and the RPS John Drummond Fund. Since then he has worked with Rosemary on several pieces. The film of one of the pieces "Liquid Gold is the Air" won the Light Moves Festival Prize 2015 in Limerick (International Dance Festival).

His music has been described as "compelling”, “elegantly written", “haunting” and “beautiful”, and has been published by OUP and ABRSM.

As a maker, he has exhibited at various early and folk music festivals in Europe. His instruments can be ordered online direct (contact through this site), or through the Early Music Shop.

He is a multi-instrumentalist.

Click here to email: Contact Terry Here

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Gabriel fram Hevene-King

My piece "Gabriel fram Hevene-King" is being performed tomorrow at St Mary Magdalene church, Newark in their 9 lessons and carols service at 6pm. Should be good - wish I could be there!

It is published by OUP in their anthology "The Ivy and the Holly". Order a copy now! 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Swedish Bagpipes

Here is the latest Swedish Bagpipe. Unstained sycamore, in the traditional E/A minor tuning. Only available direct from me. Use the "Contact Terry Here" button above on this page!


Early Music Shop

The Early Music Shop now sell my d, c and G tabor pipes, my Medieval soprano recorder, and my folk whistle in d. You can still get them direct from me though!

Monday, 21 December 2015

Tabor Pipes (three hole pipes)

I'm now supplying the Early Music Shop with tabor pipes. So far they have the d pipe, but I will be completing their order for some c and G pipes in the New Year. You can still order them directly from me.

Click here for the Early Music Shop link to my instrument

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Film win!

Our film, "Liquid Gold is the Air" (see below), featuring my score, won the Light Moves Festival Prize 2015 in Limerick (International Dance Festival). Merry Christmas!


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Liquid Gold is the Air

Rosemary Lee's "Liquid Gold is the Air" film will be installed in a side chapel of Norwich Cathedral throughout the Norfolk and Norwich Festival this year (8 - 24 May) - and it is free! Make sure you see this gorgeous film made after last year's mega dance performances in Milton Keynes, "Under the Vaulted Sky" with my live score.
Festival website here!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Greenwich Early Music Exhibition

I will be exhibiting D and C tabor pipes, Swedish bagpipes and Renaissance flutes at the Greenwich Early Music Exhibition next week: Thurs-Sat, 13-15 November at the Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Under the Vaulted Sky performances this week

First public performance of "Under the Vaulted Sky" is this Friday. The piece is being performed at 5.00 and 7.30 Friday, then at 2.00, 4.30 and 7.00 on the Saturday and Sunday.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Late Night Klara

I was on Belgian Radio recently with a selection of pieces that I chose as being important to my musical development. A kind of "Desert Island Disks" but where you hear each piece throughout, and the show lasts for two hours...

Satie, Skempton, Glass, Dowland, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Nic Jones, David Munrow, and a couple of my pieces chosen by the producer.

Listen again here:

Late Night "Last Call" Klara

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Under the Vaulted Sky

Tickets are now on sale for my latest piece - the third collaboration with award-winning choreographer Rosemary Lee for the piece "Under the Vaulted Sky". It's a site-specific piece for the cathedral of trees in Milton Keynes, and uses a 100-strong cast of dancers, tuned percussion and trombones to create a unique promenade performance through the site. Click on the orange title below for times and ticket details:

Under the Vaulted Sky