adopt a composer

The necessity of a deadline!

Following on from composer Max Charles Davies last

Catching one's breath: reflecting on the first workshop

Composer Max Charles Davies finds a minute to look back to 16 January, his inaugral Adopt a Composer session with Côr Cry

Adopt a Choir

Suzanne Griffiths-Rees of Côr Crymych a'r Cylch tells of the incredible events exchange between them and composer Max Cha

Edinburgh Concert Band and rehearsal reasoning

It's just a few weeks until the premiere performance of Step Up, the collaborative piece for Adopt a Composer by Gaynor B

Composer Gaynor Barradell on the inspiration for new piece 'Step Up'

The fabulous composer, Gaynor Barradell, talks to us about the inspiration for her piece for the Edinburgh Concert Band,

Edinburgh Concert Band: opportunity and challenge

Judy usually plays Bb Clarinet with the Edinburgh Concert Band, but when the chance to try her hand as a percussionist arose as p

Bellfolk Handbell Ringers: reflections from an adopted composer

Peter Yarde Martin reflects on his involvement on the Adopt a Composer scheme, and looks forward to what comes next.

Adopt a Composer legacy: Re-scored pieces for member groups to perform

Composers who took part in the 2016/17 project have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to groups of other kinds. These new versions are now available for Making Music member groups to download for free and perform.

Bellfolk Handbell Ringers: the last rehearsal

With only days until the first performance of ‘Starsong and Nocturne’, and the culmination of my adoption by Bellfolk Handbell Ringers,

A musical journey

Sarah Cunningham, musical director of the Edinburgh Concert Band, is delighted to be creatively challenged