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I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.
Harpsichordist Steven Devine gave a premiére of a piece I wrote for him, Flats, in a recital for Balckdowns Early Music in August. I was humbled to be listed with Buxtehude, Böhm and Bach.
Music in the Village will have an Artist in Residence for the 2017-18 season, Walthamstow based Anna Alcock from Inky Cuttlefish Studios.
The next Music in The Village concert is on Thursday October 5th, by the Marian Consort. Here is a photo of this marvellous group of singers.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.
For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert. In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage the ensemble too and ended up running it for twelve years. Be careful what you volunteer for!
I posted my Capuzzi concerto edition for free use on IMSLP. You can find the preface on this website on the Lectures page .
A concise note for composers writing new music
for old instruments is now also on my lectures
page; during the 20th century many myths and misunderstandings have arisen - high time to
London Viols PHOTO Paul Tucker
I play violone and violone grosso, sometimes large bass violin, for St James' Baroque.
London Viols: here we are rehearsing at St. Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow.
They will be singing a programme of Portuguese and English polyphony, featuring heart-felt lamentations by Thomas Tallis and Manuel Cardoso. It's going to be a wonderful concert.