Composition and arranging techniques from Grand Union Orchestra composer/director Tony Haynes

47: 2015 Revisited

2015 was certainly a switchback ride for the Grand Union Orchestra – some sublime moments, touches of deep sadness, some proud achievements, occasional set-backs and hard graft – but a great … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

44: On Liberation Street

RIP Cengiz Saner It’s with a heavy heart that I have to record that Cengiz Saner died last month after a short illness. Cengiz was one of the most valued … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

42: The Isle is Full of Noises (UdS)

Living in Britain today, we are continually aware of how migration has shaped British culture and identity throughout history, and continues to do so. Migrants contribute their trades, their skills … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

31: The Flame of Love

Here’s an unusual composition technique I’ve used various ways from time to time – although probably never as comprehensively as in the song described here. The song comes from an episode in … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

14: Bengal to Bethnal Green

This Post introduces the series of regular monthly programmes Grand Union is presenting at the Rich Mix Centre, directed by our tabla player and singer Yousuf Ali Khan; it also … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment