A composition by Liz Sharma

Dartington 2016

In August I went to Dartington International Summer School, as usual, for week 4 – Wind & Brass week. I played alto sax in the Tea Dance Band, Baritone sax in the Big Band, both under the direction of Steve Dummer, and the Joined the huge brass group again, where I played pretend tuba on the baritone sax, along with two real tuba players in a performance of Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, under the direction of Paul Archibald, & Brett Baker. It was very exciting, as there was a huge percussion sections as well as all the brass players (& me)
On the day after our performance of ‘Pictures’ in the Great Hall, we gave an open air performance which included my ‘Insects’ , ‘Ancient Stories’ & my arrangement of the Purcell Chaconne, I had to re write all three pieces between Croatia & Dartington, as the instrumental line-up was totally different.img-20160826-wa0012

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