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Posted on 30 May 2018
The fabulous composer, Gaynor Barradell, talks to us about the inspiration for her piece for the Edinburgh Concert Band, Step Up. The...
Posted on 24 May 2018
Judy usually plays Bb Clarinet with the Edinburgh Concert Band, but when the chance to try her hand as a percussionist arose as part of their...
Posted on 22 May 2018
Peter Yarde Martin reflects on his involvement on the Adopt a Composer scheme, and looks forward to what comes next.With the first performance...
Posted on 10 May 2018
When I came to Dartington three years ago I knew I was going to teach and perform, but I had no idea how it was all going to work. The next thing I...
Posted on 3 May 2018
With only days until the first performance of ‘Starsong and Nocturne’, and the culmination of my adoption by Bellfolk Handbell Ringers,...
Posted on 19 April 2018
Sarah Cunningham, musical director of the Edinburgh Concert Band, is delighted to be creatively challengedI was both excited and nervous for Gaynor...
Posted on 18 April 2018
Anna’s first visit to the Merchant Sinfonia here in Glasgow was before Christmas. She pitched up with her oboe and played with our oboe section...
Posted on 4 April 2018
Work has been continuing at a hectic pace for my piece for the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers! Following our first workshop at the start of the year, I...
Posted on 16 March 2018
It’s our second ‘date’ today. This time we are meeting in a Mexican restaurant. It’s all going really well, we laugh, we eat...
Posted on 8 March 2018
Three months into composer Edmund Hunt's Adopt a Composer collaboration with The Singers, he finds inspiration for the composition's text...
Posted on 8 March 2018
Last rehearsal we were finally given the chance to see an early draft of the exciting, original composition Gaynor Barradell has been working on...
Posted on 31 January 2018
Anna Appleby's new composition with the Merchant Sinfonia evokes images of wind, machinery, hillsides and a train journey. Once again, I am on...

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