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Reuben Pace

Reuben Pace started off his musical studies by learning to play baritone in B flat at the Siġġiewi St.Nicholas ‘Band club, Malta. At the age of twelve he started learning classical guitar under the tuition of Mrs. Charlotte Smith and at the age of 16 he sat for a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Malta followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. He also studied conducting with Mro. Joseph Sammut and harmony and counterpoint with Mro. Laurence Borg. On September 2000 he left Malta for Bangor, North Wales where he sat for a Master of Arts in Creative Music Technology and Music for Film, Media and the Arts. He finished his Masters in September 2001 and then came back to Malta where for seven years he worked on a large number of music education publications. In the meantime he started a Phd in composition at the University of Bangor, Wales which he finished in September 2011. His music has also been performed in the UK by Ensemble Cymru, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, by Painting Music as well as the Duke String Quartet. He has also had performances in Malta and Russia. Pace composes in both the acoustic and electronic media. He currently works as a peripatetic music teacher, lectures at the University of Malta, teaches at the Johann Strauss School of Music as well as works regularly on commissions in his own recording studio in Siġġiewi.

List of works

 

Symphony orchestra

Symphony Number 1

orchestra

39:00

2008

Waiting for Godot

orchestra

6:00

2005

 

 

Chamber music

Piano Quartet No.1

(The Humane)

violin, viola, cello, piano

20:00

2005

Postcards from Mars

2 flutes

12:00

2005

He, Alone

(Wahħdu)

solo cello

17:00

2004

Undecided

(Bejn Ħaltejn)

clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, piano

3:40

2003

Gawhra

flute, clarinet, guitar, cello

10:00

2001

String Quartet No.1

2 violins, viola, cello

10:00

2001

Trumpet Fanfare No.1

trumpet in B flat and piano

4:40

2000

Romance

violin, piano

3:00

1997

 

 

Piano

Asteroid Field

piano

3:30

2005

 

Electronic

L-Aħħar Moll

(The Last Quay)

soprano, 5.1 channel audio, video projection

4:40

2011

Interrupted Innocence

3 sopranos, cello, viola, harpsichord, tape

7:30

2001

Love you, the World Over

soprano, baritone and tape

4:45

2000

 

Vocal music

Missa Brevis

solo soprano, solo tenor, double choir (a cappella)

15:00

2010

Farmer’s Tale

soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, cello, guitar, harp

18:00

2001

Fascinated

soprano, piano, violin, cello

5:00

1999

Qatt (Never)

soprano, piano

3:20

1999

Act of Contrition

soprano, piano

2:00

1999

 

Brass band

Ablaze

(Vampa)

brass band

5:00

2008

The Return

brass band

6:00

2007

Mini Suite for Band No.1

brass band

5:30

2005

Land of the Red Dragon

brass band

6:30

2004

Lest we forget

brass band

5:30

2003

Blue Creek

brass band

4:00

2002

 

Publications

Music Shines – Book 1
Workbook for primary years (written in collaboration with other primary school teachers) 978-99957-0-064-5
Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education, Curriculum Management and eLearning Department 2011

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Papers

Language Audio Morphology in my Music – Camarthen, South Wales, April 2010
Music Technology in Music Education – Floriana, Malta ,October 2010
Music from Recycled Objects – Floriana, Malta ,October 2010
Music Technology in the Classroom – Paola, Malta, July 2011
Morphing Techniques in my Music – Bangor, North Wales, November 2011