What’s the best setup for a brass band?

Last Sunday I spent a fascinating day listening to brass bands at the National Finals at the Centaur, Cheltenham. I got there early and listened to a few of the third section bands, then trotted [...]

Association of Choral Directors of America 2017

"There is more choral music being written now than at any time in the history of music  — Discuss". That would be a good topic for a music undergraduate essay. It certainly seems that there's [...]

Artemis composer named “Great British Discovery”

A little recognition goes a long way in the music industry, so it came as a pleasant surprise to learn that I was named a "Great British Discovery" by Classic FM, even it comes [...]

Carnage in the music industry

2016 has been unusually cruel to music lovers. Not only have we lost David Bowie and Prince — two iconic figures in the world of pop music — but we have also lost Earth, Wind [...]

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