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Widor Toccata

A few weekends ago, I went to a friend’s wedding, where I played horn on some classics (Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, Charpentier Te Deum Prelude… 167 more words


The French Connections: The Soundtrack

For each of the composers in the illustration I have selected a piece of music or two for your listening pleasure.  I deliberately tried not to pick the pieces the composers are best known for, so there will be no… 140 more words


The French Connections

While I was researching Maurice Ravel for last week’s Haiku Wednesday, I kept seeing connections between various French composers, more so than I had seen with other composers (or maybe I haven’t looked hard enough yet).   542 more words


The Organ Symphony


Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Kazuki Yamada  conductor

Francesco Piemontesi  piano

Stephen Farr   594 more words



Next week is a big one for me – I’m changing music positions, AND playing a recital two days after I start!

The concert isn’t at my new church, but at… 152 more words

One-Hit Wonders. I wish there were more.

In the car last night Mrs simonsometimessays, Fiona and I were listening to a few minutes of 80s songs on the radio. In quick succession, two songs came on which in different ways captured parts of the essence of the time. 1,049 more words