As part of our launchpad prize from June Emerson Wind Music we won £150 worth of vouchers to spend on music and the opportunity to visit the shop and try out anything and everything that was on the shelf!
We arranged to visit one Sunday in October and after a wonderful lunch at the local pub (many thanks to Rachel and Stewart!) we spent a few hours browsing the shelves and playing through a very large pile of music.
There were many things which ended up on our ‘yes’ list, but in the end we decided on:
Muczynski – Quintet for Winds
Guy Ropartz – Deux Pièces
Ravel arr. Mason Jones – Le Tombeau de Couperin
P. Rasmussen – Quintet in F
Nino Rota – Petite Offrande Musicale
We can’t wait to get started on rehearsing new rep and programming it in future recitals. Amongst this recital repertoire, we also came away with various children’s music (see the Educational Projects blog).
As well as the visit to June Emerson, our musical excursions included visits to schools in Driffield, where we were staying with Laura’s parents, and busking in Beverley (though sadly rain stopped play after 45 minutes).
Non-musical excursions included a trip to Bridlington for fish and chips and a walk along the sea front, celebratory drinks in Driffield for Bart’s recent Southbank Sinfonia success, and much frustration playing the London Board Game. If you’ve not played it, you should!