Biggest Big Band Two!!!

BIGGEST BIG BAND 2  The Biggest Big Band Project makes a return this term!  A series of 10 instructional videos exploring a great Tito Puente tune called ‘El Cayuco’.We break down this Cha Cha Cha into its elements. There will be a video making task to complete each...

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

The Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Opus 68 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Composed 1802-1808. Premiered in 1808 in Vienna, conducted by Beethoven.   When we go on holiday we usually choose our destination for a particular reason – perhaps it has...

Mozart’s Wind Chamber Music

SPOTLIGHT ON REPERTOIRE The Early ‘Wind Band’ Music of Mozart The modern wind band has undergone a renaissance over the past 40 years, largely through the advocacy of Tim Reynish, who we met last week. Although it lends itself so well to the...

Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year

DARK PEAK YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR We are very pleased to announce the re-launch of the Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year. There will be categories for all instruments, ages and levels and the overall winner will receive the Dark Peak Young Musician of the Year...

Carnival of the Animals

MARIA’S CHOICE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) Written in 1886 Following our theme of nature, in this week’s choice we have a humorous look at the animal kingdom with “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. The piece,...