ONLINE COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS

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

43: Mr Never-Smile (UdS)

Mythical or imaginary figures appear frequently in Grand Union shows. They are archetypes, serving to encapsulate a particular character or mood, or frame the story. Three appear in Undream’d Shores: … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a 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

34: Alentejo and the Midi Revisited

Grand Union’s return to Setúbal and Alès in May and June, to continue its work on its EU-funded project, proved even more sensational than last year’s visits! In the Setúbal … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment