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Posted on 1 March 2017
The London Medical Orchestra have had the very great pleasure of working with Martin Humphries under the ‘Adopt a Composer’ project, run...
Posted on 17 February 2017
Opening the score of a new commission for the first time is rather like opening a surprise gift from a distant relation. You don’t know much...
Posted on 7 February 2017
Having met the GSA Choir at a few rehearsals (and social occasions), it was time to try out some ideas with them in a practical workshop. We set...
Posted on 16 January 2017
My search for inspiration started at Dyffryn House and Gardens which is where the piece will be performed. I had “whizzed” around...
Posted on 16 January 2017
It has been a long and rewarding project with the Lincoln Ukulele Band as part of the 2015-16 Adopt a Composer scheme. I’ve got a lot out of...
Posted on 6 December 2016
The performance of my piece ‘Ukulele Fantasy’ by The Lincoln Ukulele Band is fast approaching. The band have been practising my piece...
Posted on 6 December 2016
The Horsham Symphony Orchestra has had a fairly leisurely start to the Adopt a Composer project. We were fortunate enough that Adriano has been able...
Posted on 7 November 2016
Our adopted composer, Chris Schlechte-Bond, had already been up to Macclesfield to meet the band.  On that occasion he brought his alto...
Posted on 1 November 2016
It has been over a year since I first met the Thame Chamber Choir to discuss a new work as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme. Their first concert I...
Posted on 1 November 2016
Visiting the choir a couple of times I was great to be able to build a rapport with the members, listen to them sing and understand and get to know...
Posted on 12 October 2016
We were delighted that Rosie could join us so soon for an orientation visit at the end of September. In a full programme we visited three possible...
Posted on 11 October 2016
So I have recently been selected as the Adopt a Composer Scottish Pairing for 2016-17, working with the Strathendrick Singers on creating a new work...

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