Ian Venables –British Composer

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Short Biography [2]

Principal Compositions [3]

Brief Discography [4]

Ian Venables writes about:-

Richard Arnell [5]

John Addington Symonds [6]

John France writes about:-

            The Kiss

Elegy for Cello and Piano

‘At Malvern’ Song

Three Pieces for violin & piano


Links [7]


John France April 2010 ©


"The legacy of any composer is not to be found in fame or public exposure, but in whether their music "speaks" to those who listen. For Michael Tippett it was about a need "to sing songs", to be true to himself. So too for Ian Venables, whose music stands as a testament to the universality of human experience. He too "sings songs" - his message though is simple - a desire to create something of beauty that touches both the heart and mind".
Graham Lloyd


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