Episode 21: B. P. Herrington
This episode features my conversation with award winning composer (and long-time colleague at Sam Houston State University) B. P. Herrington. He joined me in the home studio to talk about his recent music and performances, growing up in the Texas Big Thicket and the musical influences of Pentecostal church music. He also has some really great advice on living/sustaining a creative life.
His music has been performed by groups including the London Sinfonietta, the New York Youth Symphony, and the BBC Singers. Awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and the Morton Gould Award from ASCAP. As we discussed on the show, his music was recently selected for performances at the American Composers Orchestra EarShot Reading program by the Berkeley Symphony, June in Buffalo, and the Wellesley Composers Conference.
You can hear a longer excerpt of Tony Arnold performing "Hast'ning Home" on her website. The performance is from the Wellesley Composer's Conference, 2013.