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My two cents about Cage’s centenary

Regular readers of this blog will know that I usually try to encourage folks to commemorate an event or a composer’s anniversary by engaging with musical works relating to the historic day; in the case of composer and artist John … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate : the Scott Polar expedition

In March 1912 The Times ran a series of articles on the race to the South Pole. Robert Falcon Scott’s British expedition had recently been narrowly beaten to the Pole by the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. While praising Amundsen, The Times maintained … Continue reading

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Morning Heroes: a tribute to the fallen

At this time of year especially, our thoughts turn to all those who have lost their lives in conflict. This short blog looks at Sir Arthur Bliss’s choral symphony, Morning Heroes, written as a tribute to those who were killed … Continue reading

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