Welcome to Mesura Music

Scotland's Own Bespoke Music Composition Resource

About us

Mesura Music is a new company providing bespoke music for weddings and other special occasions. We have three internationally recognised, Scotland-based composers of classical music - John De Simone, Drew Hammond and Tom David Wilson  -  and we provide a boutique, one-of-a-kind art music experience for any of the most important occasions in your life or your work.  

 

What We Do

  • We work with some of the finest classical musicians in the United Kingdom to provide live music for your ceremony, with the option of professionally rendered recordings of your commissions.
  • We work with our specialist colleagues to record music for a wide array of audiovisual or web-based applications. We place no limit on the specific purpose of our music.
  • Our commissions are created through consultations with the you, the commissioner, for a one-of-a-kind, personalised and flexible service. 

Who We Are

 

Tom David Wilson

 

Tom David Wilson was born in Manchester in 1957. In the 1970s he was a student at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied composition with Andrew Downs. In the 1980s he was a student at Goldsmiths College, London University where he spent five years studying composition with Melanie Dakin and Edward Gregson. For ten years he was Head of Woodwind and Tutor for Academic Music at Uppingham School in Rutland but since 1989 he has lived in Glasgow where he teaches composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at St. Mary's Music School in Edinburgh.

Tom David Wilson wedding music samples


 

Drew Hammond

 

Drew Hammond was born and raised in Central Kentucky. He gained a Bachelors degree from Guilford College in North Carolina, studying classical and jazz piano. In the 1990s, he recorded and toured nationally with Carolina-based ensembles, before moving to Boston, Ma. where he met the Scottish composer Bill Sweeney, who convinced him to study at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, resulting in a PhD in composition in 2009.  He and colleagues founded the Sound Thought postgraduate research exposition at UoG, and was selected as a Sound and Music Shortlist composer. Since 2007, Drew has worked as a Teaching Fellow in Music at the University of Glasgow, and since 2008, he has taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Drew has written music for mixed chamber ensembles, symphony, choirs, fixed media, and has worked with the BBC SSO, Edinburgh Quartet, Ensemble Thing, Glasgow Madrigirls, Symposia Ensemble, London New Winds Group, Jo Mango and Red Note Ensemble.

Drew Hammond music samples


 

John De Simone

John De Simone is a Glasgow based composer, educator and researcher. He studied postgraduate composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague where he graduated with distinction. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

He has enjoyed regular commissions throughout his career and has written for numerous groups including the BBC SSO, The Edinburgh Quartet, Red Note Ensemble, Aurelia Sax Quartet, the Mondriaan String Quartet, Percussion Group The Hague, Ensemble Klang and the New Juilliard Ensemble. His music has been performed in several major festivals including, Verona Risuona, FUSELeeds, BBC Tectonics, Spitalfields, Gaudeamus and Gothenberg GAS festival. He also enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration and his work with Fish and Game on Alma Mater received international acclaim and coverage as the world’s first piece of iPad theatre, and went on to tour internationally from London to Melbourne.

John De Simone music sample