adopt a composer

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

Shaping the music

Anna’s first visit to the Merchant Sinfonia here in Glasgow was before Christmas.

Reaching for the stars

Work has been continuing at a hectic pace for my piece for the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers!

Blind dating an orchestra

It’s our second ‘date’ today. This time we are meeting in a Mexican restaurant.

Finding the words

Three months into composer Edmund Hunt's Adopt a Composer collaboration with The Singers, he finds inspiration for the compositio

The view from the back

Last rehearsal we were finally given the chance to see an early draft of the exciting, original composition Gaynor Barradell has been working on es