Judith Weir CBE, Master of the King's Music
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A Composing Beginner 

By Jonathan Cross If, a few years ago, you’d told me that I would be a composer I’d have looked at you in utter bemusement. I’ve never composed any music.  I’m a mediocre violin player (I stopped playing for 20 years…).   I have limited knowledge of classical music...

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The delete key is your friend

By Martin Jones   We composers all have days where inspiration is in short supply. We doggedly write notes on staves following a line of thought that turns out to be unpromising. We compose ourselves into a corner and think how do we get out of this to finish the...

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The final touch

By Martin Jones The work doesn't stop when you've finished composing a piece - well, not if you want to get it played. I recently finished my 16th String Quartet, making four since I made my third volume of sets of parts (that was Quartets 9 to 12). So it was time to...

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