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FW: Dragon Ensemble

April 14th 2019

I won’t be able to do this but are any other violins or violas available? No fee but looks like fun. From: Olwen Griffin <olwe[1]> Sent: 14 April 2019 18:12 To: p[2] Subject: Dragon Ensemble Dear Phil This is Olwen, bassoon and contra player from the Sevenoaks Phil concert last Saturday. Andrew Condon suggested that I might contact you to see whether you might be able to help me find either two first violins or one first violin and one viola for my ...Continue Reading

notes on Strauss Metamorphosen

March 27th 2019

Dear strings playing in the April 7th BSO string soloists concert (I'm sorry I don't know which violins, violas or basses are playing - but, with luck, you do!!) First of all: THANK YOU!!!!! With any luck this should be an inspiring musical occasion and raise much-needed money for Mozambique. Secondly: You’ll all know that, in Strauss, espressively = solo. However, as Strauss doesn’t mark where you’re (slightly – rarely obviously) exposed, I thought I’d go through the score and give you a ...Continue Reading

Re: Message for Double Basses: Bowed D Bass Desk 1 for Heldenleben

February 1st 2019

Thank you Andrew - I hope that makes it easier to play! 😜 Sent from my iPad On 1 Feb 2019, at 15:00, [1]" style="color: #2199e8; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.3; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;">andr[2] via BSO strings <[3]" style="color: #2199e8; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; line-heig ...Continue Reading

Message for Double Basses: Bowed D Bass Desk 1 for Heldenleben

February 1st 2019

Dear BassiHere is the bowed up Desk 1 part for Heldenleben ( sorry - Page 7 appears twice)Good weekendAndrew ...Continue Reading

Bowed parts for Heldenleben

January 31st 2019

Dear allJust to confirm, bowed front desk parts of Heldenleben for vl1/2, va and cello have been uploaded to the parts section of the website. Double Bass front desk part will follow tomorrowRegardsAndrew ...Continue Reading

Bass bow

November 26th 2018

Own up now... who is only going to play pizzicato for the rest of the week? If there is a bass player who is in need of a bow then I may be of some use. Clare Wibberley Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading

Score of Reed Symphony available

May 18th 2018

A copy of the score of the Reed Symphony (strings only, for March 2019) has been uploaded to [1], courtesy of Andrew Condon. -- Phil McKerracher +44 7565 803841 [2] [1] [2] ...Continue Reading

Upper string bowed parts

March 14th 2018

Bowed copies of all upper string parts are now uploaded ready for bowing. Lower string bows are less visible so probably don’t matter. 😊 -- Phil McKerracher +44 7565 803841 [1] [1] ...Continue Reading

FW: Contact from BSO website

March 4th 2018

From: Andy Leggatt [mailto:webm[1]] Sent: 28 February 2018 00:09 To: feed[2] Subject: Contact from BSO website Hi there. I'm musical director for a production of Nell Gwynn at the Oast Theatre, Tonbridge from 20 - 27 April this year. Its a play with music, rather than a musical.There are 7 songs and some incidental music. The songs are as published for the West end production, and most are no more than 1 1/2 mins long. The incidental music is o ...Continue Reading

Smetana rehearsal numbers

February 3rd 2018

Dear all, You may have noticed that the Smetana is much the most demanding piece for us, so we'll spend quite a bit of Monday's sectional on it. You'll also have noticed that there are three systems for rehearsing it: (1) printed rehearsal letters A to D (thanks, publishers!) (2) pencilled rehearsal numbers from 1 to 47 (3) pencilled bar numbers. I think (2) the pencilled rehearsal numbers are probably the most useful, so while you're brushing up the bowings over the weekend, could you please ...Continue Reading
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