Written In The Ground

by Richard Anthony Jay

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Not releasing any new music for four years, and then choosing to release just three new pieces, gives you some idea of how much a perfectionist Richard Anthony Jay is.

His 2009 debut ‘This Is What I Live For’ and the 2011 follow-up ‘Imperfect Beauty’, were variously described as “impressively composed” (The Skinny), “intricate and haunting” (MUSO), “notable for its maturity and grace … simply gorgeous” (Headphone Commute) and “an album of great instrumental dexterity” (The Silent Ballet).

This new E.P, whilst still bearing the beautiful melodies which sets him apart from his more minimal peers, is at times a darker, more ambient affair. Alongside Jay on Piano, electronics and processed sounds, the album features soloist Peter Gregson (Cello) and the return of players from Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra.

The title track – ‘Written In The Ground’ – was composed for London-based contemporary dance ensemble ‘Jack Philp Company‘ and commemorated the centenary of World War One.

“I’m not the fastest composer in the world” laughs Jay. “I prefer to not get involved with projects – film, dance, or whatever they may be – unless they give me the time and space to do my best work. Hollywood films, for example, routinely expect composers to write a 45-minute score in a couple of months: my last album was shorter than that and it took me three years !”.

Although it’s unlikely to be another multi-year wait for any new music, you can be sure that Richard Anthony Jay will be obsessing over every note before you get to hear it.


released September 17, 2015



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Richard Anthony Jay London, UK

There can’t be many composers who’ve been heard on both ClassicFM and KissFM, but with his unique brand of Classical Fusion, RICHARD ANTHONY JAY is one such composer. He has worked with Grammy-winner Davy Spillane and members of The Hallé Orchestra. His second album, “Imperfect Beauty” which fuses his contemporary classical style with drums, guitars and synths was released in July 2011. ... more

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