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Today’s Office…

Today was a day off for the rest of the RLPO. Not so for the brass section. We headed off for Knowsley to play an evening concert at Halewood Academy to play Carols with choirs from seven schools, two drama … Continue reading

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James Horner And The RLPO…

Hollywood composer James Horner whose Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra will be premiered in Liverpool Credit: Sylvia Wells By Catherine Jones – Liverpool ECHO He’s worked on some of the biggest movies to come out of Hollywood in … Continue reading

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Delia Darlings In Norwich Arts Centre…

What an exciting couple of days! Today, working at the glorious Bolesworth Castle and getting to play to, and joke with the amazing Doddy (Ken Dodd – the famous Comedian from Liverpool). See the previous post for details! What the … Continue reading

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Michael Nyman ‘Symphony No. 11 : Hillsborough Memorial’

Today, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been working with legendary film music composer Michael Nyman. The RLPO has begun a weekend of recording sessions to make a commercial recording of Michael’s ‘Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial’. The orchestra has … Continue reading

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A Great Study By Stan Woods…

I spent a wonderful final year at the Royal College of Music studying trumpet with Stanley Woods. Stan was Co-Principal Trumpet with the London Philharmonic  Orchestra at this time. Although he had previously been a principal trumpet he had a … Continue reading

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Scriabin – The Mystic Composer…

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The Munich Opera Horn Section & Friends…

All the music arranged and written by the composer, my old school pal, Richard Whilds… Munich Opera Horn & Friends: An evening of musical bliss 20th November 2013 Munich Opera horn. Photo: Marcus Sleep Do you know this old, something common musician … Continue reading

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The Composer Needs A Rest…

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“I Always Conceived Of Composition As An Adventure.”

A charming, and fascinating, interview given to Bloomberg by Eliot Carter, shortly before his passing at the age of 103! The Late Elliott Carter Spoke in June of Hitler, Romney By James Tarmy – Nov 6, 2012 2:46 AM GMT As the death … Continue reading

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All the wrong questions to ask a composer!

This is excruciatingly funny. Just like one of those painful episodes of The Office! I found this interview on Norman Lebrecht’s ‘Slipped Disk’ site. Norman says, “… You might think the video interview below was a parody. It isn’t. Every … Continue reading

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