Monthly Archives: September 2010

On ‘the amateur orchestra’

I’ve recently finished reading Stuart Feder’s The Life of Charles Ives, in the Cambridge Musical Lives series. Ives has become, since the Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Unanswered Question eighteen months ago, something of a favourite of mine. I can’t … Continue reading

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Cairn o Mohr to provide wine bar

We are happy to report that further support has been secured for the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition. Cairn o Mohr, a Perthshire based producer of award winning Fruit Wine, has been added to our growing list … Continue reading

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The term begins…

As we enter into term time in St Andrews, preparations are underway for the start of rehearsals. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses once a week for two to three hours, generally with two added intensive all-day weekend sessions each term. Auditions … Continue reading

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Fairmont St Andrews offer support to competition

We are delighted to announce that Fairmont St Andrews have kindly agreed to support the 600th Anniversary Composition Competition. As such, the entrants whose works are shortlisted for judging at our concert of 21 Apr 2011 will, on that evening, … Continue reading

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Is there justification for amplification?

This is a cross-post with http://www.thomas-butler.co.uk. There has been much furore in the blogosphere recently concerning the views of Jonathan Harvey, one of the most well-respected of British composers. Specifically, during a broadcast interview with Bob Shingleton for Future Radio, … Continue reading

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Message of support from Fiona Hyslop MSP

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Hello…

… and welcome to the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Composition Competition Blog. This blog is going to be used to keep people updated on all aspects of the 600th Competition, though we’re also hoping to intersperse it with … Continue reading

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