September 12, 2014


Media coverage of ‘sparks’ commissioned by the BBC for the Last Night of the Proms 2012

“Mark Simpson’s new orchestral piece, sparks . .  certainly packed in some action, with a twittering birdsong opening, menacing brass eruptions, splurging blues chords, pattering percussion and a general sense of carnage held just in check.” – The Times

“. . . the piece as a whole struck a distinctive note” – The Telegraph

“The evening had begun with a suitably pyrotechnical piece, sparks, by the multi-talented young prodigy Mark Simpson. More originality in a few bars of this than in the entire repertoire of time-worn Last Night rituals.” – The Evening Standard–review-8121702.html

“Last Night of the Proms to open with piece by 23 tear-old composer”

“what better way to begin the Last Night of the Proms?”




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