Posted by: sharmaliz | December 4, 2013

Catching up

I haven’t posted a blog for a long time, but I do keep posting on facebook. Where to start?

Rehearsals for Christmas events at Berrymede are cracking on at quite a pace – I wrote  6 new songs for the year 4 play, & they learned them very quickly. Whole school singing assembly is still very enthusiastic & enjoyable, and the recorder orchestra now know 5 pieces. There are about 48 children from years 4,5 & 6 & they are nearly all new members, or on different instruments from those they played last year. The very keen year 6 guitar club are doing well & I’m trying to fix up as many non functioning guitars as possible to keep up with the demand. One of the student teachers is now helping me with this club.

     We have our Ealing Chamber Music Club all comers’ play in on Monday and we are playing Christmas Concerto Grossos (Concerti Grossi?) by Corelli, Manfredini & Torelli, and 6 Renaissance Carols, & also another traditional carol medley. I did all the arrangements, including adding the wind parts that Corelli forgot!

    Last weekend I played some Tea Dance tunes on my sax for a TV pilot at an Acton OAP care home, & met a really good violinist.

  The Publisher of my double reeds music came over from Coblenz to the Big Double Reed Day at Guildhall, & it was the first time we’d met since Egge Verlag started publishing my music, & the first time I’d seen the actual copies. I was most impressed – they’ve published 31 works & they look good.


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