Derek Ball (b. 1949) — Sunday Morning (2009) for organ
Irish composer Derek Ball (b. 1949) was born in Letterkenny, County Donegal and was educated in Dublin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with A. J. Potter and James Wilson. After an active composing career in Ireland in the late 60s and early 70s, he changed careers to become a doctor (working in Glasgow, Scotland). Upon his retirement in 2005 from a 30-year career in medicine, Ball returned to composition. He has written works in numerous genres, including unconventional and multimedia works. Sung vocal music and instrumental music with speech figures significantly in his output. Ball’s unconventional projects include a two-hour duet song cycle setting exclusively villanelles and a 90-minute work for three church organs (inspired by the most iconic mountain in County Donegal) performed in three different buildings with the music live-streamed between the venues.
Published by the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland