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Nicholas Olsen: composer Q&A

Composer Nicholas Olsen answers questions posed to him by Da Capo Alba, the mandolin and guitar orchestra he's been paired with o

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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

Ringing in the New Year

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for t

What's the score?

Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7:45pm, Bellfolk Handbell Ringers met at Honingham Village Hall in Norfolk.

Nothing to fret about

Since meeting our composer Esmeralda at the Adopt a Composer launch in September, I've found it to be a complete joy getting to k

Top tips for arranging pieces for leisure-time ensembles

Making Music volunteer Martin Jones – an experienced composer and arranger of music for leisure-time ensembles – gives us his top tips for success.

Farewell to Guy Woolfenden, composer and patron of Birmingham Symphonic Winds

British composer Guy Woolfenden, patron of Making Music member Birmingham Symphonic Winds, has passed away.

A tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the longest serving President of Making Music

We were sad to hear of the death on 14 March of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016), world-renowned composer, conductor and Making Music President for 27 years.

Composers talking

In this guide, composers and performers will find a wonderful treasury of sound advice from a wide variety of composers with experience in writing for amateur groups.