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

51: If You Should Fall

I began this monthly blog nearly five years ago. My intention was to give news of current Grand Union activities and ideas, combined with anecdotal background on the Company, my … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

25: Second anniversary reflections

I started writing this monthly blog two years ago. As I begin the third year, therefore, it seemed a good time to take stock and review some of the material covered. A guide … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

4: If Paradise

The key to If Paradise lies in a scale or Indian raga, which dominates much of the work – especially the material of the Bengali singers Lucy Rahman and Akash … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

1: Complexity from simplicity

If you are creating a choral piece – a chorus for a musical, say – it’s sensible to write all the harmony lines in a logical way, so that they … Continue reading

June 24, 2011 · 1 Comment