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Prelude to the 600th: less than one week to go.

University of St Andrews Symphony Orchestra 21 April 2011, Younger Hall, 7.30pm. The culmination of an eighteen-month search for a new orchestral work to celebrate the 600th Anniversary, this concert isn’t to be missed. Alongside three world premieres, the University … Continue reading

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2011 in St Andrews

There hasn’t been any blog activity for the past six weeks, principally because of the frantic nature of the end of term here in St Andrews. With so many concerts to play during the festive season, we’ve all been kept … Continue reading

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On Contextualising

The Hallé Orchestra’s new ‘HalléPlay’ page currently has a feature in which Sir Mark Elder talks about the presentation of new music. Click on the above link, then on ‘Performance’ and then on ‘Sally Beamish and Dvorak’. The talk is … Continue reading

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Article in The Saint

The University of St Andrews Composition Competition was recently featured in an article in The Saint — the Student Newspaper of the University of St Andrews. I reproduce the article below. Music and film to mark 600th anniversary By Dalia … Continue reading

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Ersnt & Young announced as Music Society sponsor

The University of St Andrews Music Society is delighted to announce that Ernst & Young will be the major sponsor of the society this year as well as being the title sponsor of the 600th Anniversary Composition Competition.  Society members … Continue reading

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Romanticism and Organicism

The University of St Andrews was lucky enough to have Jeremy Thurlow — a Cambridge based composer, who, incidentally, has been very supportive of the competition — visit last week.  His work was performed at two concerts by the Fitzwilliam … Continue reading

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For your listening pleasure…

Here’s a quick round-up of some new music, and some programmes about new music, to be found online. They’re well worth a listen. Please feel free to contribute to this list via the comments below. Happy listening! Simon Cummings has … Continue reading

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