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Wigmore Mondays - Richard Egarr: Keyboard music of the Tudors and Stuarts

Richard Egarr (photo Marco Borggreve)

Byrd Fantasia in A minor; Pavan and Galliard; The Bells

Purcell Suite in G major; Ground in C minor

Blow… 448 more words

In Concert

Gerard Brooks + Christ Church Spitalfields Organ

Building Bridge’s

There must be weirder ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than stuck inside a church organ, but there can’t be many. Balancing on planks between 2,000 precious pipes was a… 345 more words

Lavender's Blue

Andreas Scholl - Henry Purcell's Cold Song (The Cold Genius) from King Arthur

What power art thou, who from below
Hast made me rise unwillingly and slow
From beds of everlasting snow
See’st thou not ( how stiff )2) and wondrous old… 23 more words

Henry Purcell – local boy makes good

In a library situated between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, there is a fine collection of music books and printed music – the one and only… 485 more words


University of Bath 50th Anniversary Concert

I was extremely proud to have played a small part in a recent concert at Bath Abbey, celebrating  the 50th anniversary of the University of Bath… 559 more words

More Than Coasters (My Old CDs Part I)

First Published on my Old Blog on October 7th, 2015

When I was young I had the sense that I was unusual; however, it wasn’t till this summer when I ripped my old CDs that I realized that I was indeed a Proper Weirdo. 520 more words

The Junk Drawer Of My Mind

The Fairy Queen

I attended a rare semi-staged production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the Barbican, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music. Before the performance I went to the talk in the Fountain Room, which discussed the history of the 1692 masque. 144 more words