Repertoire Corner

Repertoire Corner remains, I am afraid, rather infrequent, but I have some new music that I hope to review over the next few weeks, starting with Lin Marsh’s Serendipidy Solos   The Cuckoo Clock – Lin Marsh [AB(2)] I’m quite new to Lin Marsh’s work, but I’m pleased to say Read more…

Friday Favourites

I’ll be honest, it’s been a long month, but now, a new year is well under way, and so are the best blog posts about music and music teaching!   Posts on learning 3 Elements of Showmanship (The Musicians’ Way) – Find out what three traits you should be developing Read more…

Three Key Practice Principles

In the theme of New Years resolutions, we’re taking a look at what makes practice good practice. Many musicians resolve to practice more, but that often falls by the wayside because they don’t have good practice habits. This post will give you three key principles for practicing that will make Read more…

Repertoire Corner

  [Introductory Remarks]     He Shall Feed His Flock – Handel [AB(x);LCM(x);TG(x)] Text. [Lyrics] [YouTube] * * * I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls – Balfe (Bohemian Girl) [AB(x);LCMMT(x);TG(x)] Text. [Lyrics] [YouTube]

Review: The Messiah (2014)

As has become tradition for me and my friends, 2014’s theatre-going opens with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union’s Messiah. For 127 years, ERCU have been performing this work at the Usher Hall on the 2nd of January, and I’ve been every year for the last five years. Where and When: Usher Read more…