Category Archives: Music

Pat the Post meets Mack the Knife

Towards the end of February, I was much amused by a tweet from mathematician Rob Eastaway: A quick rummage on the keyboard confirmed his find and that actually the basic tunes were very similar. A quick moment in trusty old Sibelius helped … Continue reading

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Musical Analysis of Bird Song

There has long been an association between music and birdsong; the twentieth century French composer Olivier Messiaen is well known for his use of carefully observed bird calls in his music, as explored in this short film by the London … Continue reading

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Doing the Proms

Last weekend my son and I took part in one of British culture’s quintessential activities, doing the Proms. In a very long weekend we managed four concerts, three taking parts, two talks and one Rum and Chocolate Crêpe! At sixteen, … Continue reading

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Artwork for “Christmas Eve”

I like to do my own front cover art work for my musical compositions so when I wrote a new carol set to Christina Rossetti’s “Christmas Eve” earlier this year I took the last line of each verse as my … Continue reading

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