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

63: Uncharted Crossings

Earlier in the year, I learnt that this autumn our local Museum was to curate an exhibition called Black British Music in Hackney. It immediately occurred to me that it … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

33: April 25th

April 25th – vinte e cinco de abril – is the day in 1974 that a military coup ended nearly 50 years of dictatorship in Portugal. This year is the … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 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