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Exciting New Publications from Dominique Le Gendre

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Dominique’s musical journey began from an early age studying classical guitar. Born and brought up in Trinidad and Tobago, she spent her youth playing at her local church, writing calypsos for the annual school calypso competition and composing music for drama productions. She also played cello pan in the school’s steelpan orchestra for a brief period. 

Immersed in the dynamic cultural scene of 60s-70s Trinidad, Dominique engaged in theatre, dance, and film. After training in Paris, Dominique spent over 35 years in London, showcasing her talents in performance, composition, and teaching. She has worked on a number of exciting musical projects, including composing music for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, Shakespeare plays and an opera commissioned by the Royal Opera House.

Dominique's chamber works and operas have been performed globally by prestigious ensembles. Her active involvement in the Symposia on Caribbean Art Music reflects her rich musical trajectory which is informed by her formative years in Trinidad, Martinique and the Caribbean Islands. She is represented by Jonathan Hennessey-Brown of Hennessey-Brown Music.

Pieces to discover

Songs and Dances of the Islands Suite No. 2

Written in three movements, this suite of songs and dances was first commissioned by the piano/clarinet duo, Luca Ferrini and Jože Kotar. Each movement is either inspired by or an arrangement of songs and dances from the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Trinidad and Tobago.

Classical Highlights for Violoncello


Flute and Piano (E Score now availble. The print score will be available for purchase from the 13th December 2023.)
ISMN: 979-0-001-21816-0
Price: £ 6.99 / € 7.99
Order No: ED 14163


Classical Highlights for Violoncello


Clarinet (B flat or A) and Piano
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3946-8
Price: £ 10.50 / € 12,00
Order No: ED 14162


Tongoy Tryptich for Two Guitars

Composed for two guitars, this suite in three movements was inspired by a trip to northern Chile with two close friends whose lives have been dedicated to Human Rights activism and to whom the suite is dedicated.

Classical Highlights for Violoncello


Two guitars
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3945-1
Price: £ 7.99 / € 9,00
Order No: ED 14159



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