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Bowed viola parts

November 18th 2017

Apologies for the delay Violas - the parts are now on the website for bowing. Thanks to Richard Longman for kicking me - completely forgotten! See ya Monday Dave ...Continue Reading

FW: Flyer for strings for Otello

November 14th 2017

 *From:* Jon Cooley [] *Sent:* 14 November 2017 17:21*To:* Phil McKerracher <>*Subject:* Flyer for strings for Otello hi Phil playing with BSO last night I remembered I should check with you whether you could send this flyer out to the strings for our next Fulham Opera gig on 3rd December thats if it hasnt already gone out....I lose track ! many thanks Jon Cooley ...Continue Reading

lost glasses???

September 27th 2017

Hi all,Andy Laing (who lives in Tonbridge) found a pair of glasses in the violin area after last Monday's sectional rehearsal, and asked me to take them.Please let me know if they're yours: Nice-but-plain all-black Calvin Klein case, The specs are bronze -coloured. Will also alert the school.XXAlice(01689) 861594 ...Continue Reading

RE: String parts

September 14th 2017

Dear all Al second violin parts are now on the website too.  Happy erasing and pencilling! Mike *Mike Ibbott* Director t   +44 (0)20 7208 2029  m +44 (0) 7803 513 759   *tp bennett LLP* One America Street London SE1 0NE UK +44 (0) 20 7208 2000 architecture interiors planning  Please do not print this email unless it *_really_* is necessary *From:* [] *Sent:* 12 September 2017 13:57 *To:* BSO ...Continue Reading

RE: String parts

September 12th 2017

Actually there‚Äôs an easier address: or just go to Members > Parts in the menu system. (Humour appreciated, but that /node address will stop working when the migration to WordPress is complete). -- Phil McKerracher+44 7565 *From:* [] *Sent:* 12 September 2017 13:57*To:* BSO strings <>*Subject:* String parts  Afternoon The ...Continue Reading

String parts

September 12th 2017

AfternoonThe bowed viola parts and two of the cello parts are now on the website for you to download to bow your own individual copies. I am sure the rest of the string parts will be up there soon so keep checking back. If you don't know where to find the parts, they are here: If you do know where to find the parts, they're also here: have all your parts bowed within the next ...Continue Reading

Number of desks for next season

May 21st 2017

Could all string section heads tell me how many desks they require for next concert / season?If you do not tell me, I will just get the default set, as ordering more copies from publishers costs more as they have to take parts from other sets.Thanks ...Continue Reading

Malcolm Tysoe

April 19th 2017

Hi allYou may be aware that Malcolm Tysoe's Music Shop in Farnborough Village has recently ceased trading as a result of Malcolm's ill health I have had a bow in for repair with Malcolm for some weeks and in the process of trying to find out the status of the work I have made contact with some people who have provided services to Malcolm over the years and who continue to be available directly as follows:  Violin/Viola/Cello repairs - Dante Zufolo   dant... ...Continue Reading

Viola parts

April 18th 2017

ViolasApologies. I uploaded the bowed parts in the break of the first rehearsal from my phone. Since then, someone cleared all the folders, unaware that the violas could be _that_ efficient.  I have uploaded them again. Download quick before the internet fairy wipes them out again. YoursThe beautiful one. Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading


January 28th 2017

Violas and cellos I have scanned the Schumann for both cellos and violas and the Mahler for the violas. I would have done it earlier but my normal scanning resource is in my office in London, a location which the incompetent thieving buggers at Southeastern seemed wholly incapable of delivering me to last week. However I have now given up and scanned them on my iPhone and they are now there for you to bow albeit a bit wobbly looking due to one of my legs being apparently a bit shorter than the other. Or some other med ...Continue Reading