An update on composing and performing news each day as usual, but this time accompanied by one of my festive songs or arrangements.
After a one-day session at the Hepworth at the beginning of November I have no more concerts or workshops during November so I’m hoping to consolidate all my new video catalogue marketing and maybe compose a couple of new things floating around in my head.
October starts with choir touring. There may be no more touring in October, but it’s a good heading!
After a lot of pondering on approaches to take, I’ve plumped for “Twelve Of the Best” I shall produce video catalgues under particular heading. I did a trial one at the end of August using lullabies, and I shall continue to make more during September. There’ll be other news too, I’m sure!
A lullaby composed for The Bridge Singers (SATB choir) of Felton and Thirston in Northumberland. It is inspired by the stature of Elizabeth Dacre Howard at Lanercost Priory in Cumbria, who died in 1883 at the age of four months.
I’m resuming my blog now that ideas, inspiration and motivation have returned. Let’s see if I can keep it up!
There’s a lot on in March with concerts and workshops, but still, my intention during this month is to create a set of songs for choir only from my DMus portfolio setting of Tam O’Shanter, and to embark on a composition inspired by Lanercost Priory. Keep up with the progress most days right here!
It was going to be a new song a day, but already at the end of day 1, my laptop issues are preventing this. However, there will be a song a day. and many will be new!
I am resolved (and this is indeed the time of year for such things) to make my music better known. I think it’s brilliant, as feel that others should too!
My annual Musical Advent Calendar has been going for a few years now, and seems to be popular with friends, family and a few people I don’t know too. here’s the latest version: festive music by me or at least in which I’ve had a hand and snippets of news as well!