In September 2018, the acclaimed Nash Ensemble of London www.nashensemble.org.uk
recorded seven of John’s chamber works for release on the BIS label during 2019. The disc covers 32
years of John’s composing career and six of the works are premiere recordings. This will be the fifth
all-Pickard CD to have been released by BIS Records. The works recorded are: Serenata Concertata
(1984) (soloist: Philippa Davies – Flute); The Phagotus of Afranio (1992); Snowbound (2010); Three
Chicken Studies
(2008); The Gardener of Aleppo (2016); Ghost-Train (2016); Daughters of Zion (2016) (soloist: Susan Bickley – mezzo-soprano).