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Taking inspiration from Sally Beamish

When I heard the composer Sally Beamish talk about her composition for the Cultural Olympiad several weeks ago I took inspiration from the way she had responded to the theme of sports. The composition Spinal Chords, commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, expresses the slow recovery process of journalist Melanie Reid who […]

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Radio 3 features Course Leader's choral works

Recordings by BBC Singers to be broadcast April 11-15th Last year I was asked by the BBC to make a selection of pieces for a ‘retrospective’ of my choral music. The performers were to be the BBC Singers, perhaps the finest professional choir in Britain, and a week was allocated for rehearsals. For me this […]

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Faulks on Fiction

A new BBC series, Faulks on Fiction (based on Faulks’ book, available from the BBC website), starts this Saturday (5th February) at 9pm on BBC2. Sebastian Faulks will be looking at the heroes of the British novel in early works such as Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and the snobs of British literature in Fleming’s James Bond. […]

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