This evening’s service at St Mary’s was one of quiet contemplation and reflective music. It featured the debut of “Seven Last Words” by Jonathan Rathbone; seven pieces centred around Christ’s last words on the cross. Taking words from Hymns Ancient and Modern, Jonathan wrote seven original pieces of music set for SSA choir. Each piece … Continue reading
The Good Friday Evening Service at St Mary’s will feature the premiere of “The Seven Last Words from the Cross” by Jonathan Rathbone, written for SSA choir, flute, oboe, bass and piano. 7pm, Friday 3rd April, St Mary’s Church, Church End, Walthamstow, E17 4BD. All welcome.
David and I, though we work well together on so many levels, don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything; music is one area in which our tastes intersect in some genres but wildly differ in others. Even in classical music our tastes diverge quite a bit; he isn’t into opera for instance. This evening he’s playing … Continue reading
I first learned to play the flute in the first year of secondary school. At the open evening for prospective students and their parents, I’d been handed a piece of paper that had a list of musical instruments; I had to tick the one that I wanted to learn how to play. I’d learned recorder … Continue reading