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Contemporary composers awarded Queen's Birthday Honours

Contemporary composers James MacMillan and Mark Anthony-Turnage were among those honoured by the Queen yesterday.

Anthony-Turnage, b.1960, was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) and MacMillan, b.1959, was given a Knighthood (Knight Bachelor) following his CBE in 2004. 162 more words

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China Tour Blog #2: Double Orchestras — Double Chaos!

After a very long flight, Esprit Orchestra arrives in Beijing with all orchestra members, including instruments, intact. We collect luggage at the carousel and exit the area. 415 more words

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China Tour Blog #1: AC Flight 31 Toronto —> Beijing: A Case of the Bass

There was a real buzz of anticipation as the Esprit Orchestra members began to gather at Pearson Airport’s Terminal 1 group check in on the morning of May 27.   363 more words

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Slamet Abdul Sjukur Partitur: GAME-Land 2: Hommage à Ton de Leeuw (2005)

Untuk Gamelan Slendro:

  • 2 Saron Barung
  • 1 Demung
  • 1 Gambang
  • 1 Gender Barung
  • 1 Slenthem
  • 2 Gong
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Meet the Artist...... Graham Lynch, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? 

In my late teenage years I’d dropped out of school and was working in a dull office job in London, but also playing keyboards in a rock band and having piano lessons. 1,053 more words


Slamet Abdul Sjukur Partitur: GAME-Land 1 (2005)

Untuk Gamelan Slendro-Pelog Tumbuk-6:

  • Suling
  • Sindhen
  • Gambang
  • Kendang
  • Keprak, sempritan
  • Rincik
  • Saron
  • Demung
  • Slenthem
  • Gong
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Cocaine Nights (Tues 12th May)

Two more rehearsals before the performance in the Dora next Tuesday.  The piece is really coming together.  Below is the no-budget poster!

Alex Corlett