Classics From Scratch Ep #003 – SUMMER

A listening adventure in Classical music! Classics from Scratch brings you the music you know and love, the music you love even though you don't know what it is, and music you've never even heard of before. Classics from Scratch, Fridays at 3:00 pm on Secklow 105.5. read more

New Musicianship YouTube Series

NYCGB is developing a series of YouTube videos to complement and enhance the musicianship taught as part of their residential courses, which run in Easter and Summer of each year. These videos cover all the basic music theory from notation to keys, types of scale and...

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Hey! Remember All The Old Sibelius Start Up Music?!

It was a feature of school music for many of us, and for some it's an ongoing part of our professional lives. The flourishes of Sibelius symphonies which start our music-making sessions give us something to aim for. Thanks Sibelius. Each startup snippet is taken from...

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Contrabassoon Satisfaction

 Bassoons, contra-bassoons... they get a bad rep.   Any amateur or youth orchestra would kill for a decent bassoonist or two, (TWO?! Pinch me!), but for some reason uptake of the instrument in the early years is very low. Can't think why... Who wouldn't want to...

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New Appointment: The Lea Singers

I am delighted to announce that I will be taking up a new post as the conductor of the Lea Singers of Harpenden. I'll be taking over from the wonderful Ben Goodson, who leaves to take up the position of assistant conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir, under Hans-Hermann...

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High Note (1960)

This video was removed from YouTube after I first saw it in sixth form and it has JUST resurfaced on Vimeo. I'm so glad to finally have a link to share! This is a fabulous reminder of old-school animated movie techniques: Listen to how perfectly the score has been...

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