Autumn 2018

Another Summer flies by, in a whirlwind of courses and concerts!

My Longcommon Wind Course was another fantastic week, with some stunning playing in the concert and a very high standard masterclass with Chris Richards from the LSO.

I coached the clarinet section on National Children’s Orchestra Under 13s, which was, as always a great week, and this time had the added bonus of being held in the beautiful setting of Sedburgh School in Cumbria.

Then on towards Autumn.

Roman River Music

 

In September, The Roman River Music Festival has a world Premiere of my Suite for Wind band, Choir and children’s voices called August 1914, taking poems from the female first world was poet, May Wedderburn Cannan, and setting them to music.

I have also been running a series of Primary school workshops linked the pieces, during which I have set four more or May Wedderburn Cannan’s poems, with music shaped by the pupils themselves.

 

Looking ahead to the rest of the Autumn, I have the usual courses for Orchestra at City Lit, this time in October -23rd -24th, and again in December -11th-12th.

Also several courses at Benslow Music, including Quintessential Clarinets, with my now regular pianist, Daniel King Smith. – Nov 19th-22nd.

I have also just joined the Braid Ensemble as clarinettist. the group performs the stunning music of composer David Braid, and we have an exciting few months of events coming up including performances in London on 17th Novemeber and many more that I will add soon, or see the website https://braidensemble.com/

 

 

UNIT, my collaboration with sound artist Bill Vine is going strong, and we have several performances lined up including a residency at the Norwich Arts Centre in January 22-25th.

I hope to see you soon.

 

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Spring 2018 News

Hi, so here we are in 2018.

I have lots of the usual courses coming up in the next few months

So, dates for the diary for playing events etc are listed below.

 

Jan 5th-7th Benslow Music Clarinet Fest, Clarinet ensemble course.

Jan29th – 1st Feb, Benslow Intermediate Orchestra    www.benslowmusic.org

Feb 27th -March 1st Benslow Clarinet choir. http://www.benslowmusic.org

March 5th,Watershed Studio – another of my one day choral courses, with a great cooked lunch included. more details on http://www.watershedstudio.co.uk

 

April 17th -18th city lit orchestra,

23rd -26th April Quintessential clarinets course Benslow Music.

May 26-27th Clarinet Playing Weekend, Watershed Studio, St Osyth

email antbailey@hotmail.com for more info.

 

Autumn 2017 Update

Hello, after another busy Summer, including our annual wind music course at Longcommon, Autumn is here and I am looking forward to events coming up:

Benslow Music Quintessential clarinets -Nov 27th – 30th – this time with the wonderful Daniel King Smith on Piano – do sign up if you can as spaces are limited.

I have just been offered the post of clarinet teacher at Channing School in Highgate , London, which I am looking forward to starting in late October.

 

I am very much looking forward to hearing SCAW play my new work for Bass clarinet and Piano in Sheffield in October, if you can make it along to what will be the official world premiere it would be great to hear from you.

 

January Update

So, dates for the diary for playing events etc are listed below.

 

Jan 6th-8th Benslow Music Clarinet Fest, Clarinet ensemble course.

Jan 31st – 2nd Feb, Benslow Intermediate Orchestra    www.benslowmusic.org

March 6th -9th Benslow Clarinet choir. http://www.benslowmusic.org

March 13th,Watershed Studio – first of my one day clarinet courses, a mixture of solo tuition, and small ensemble work, with a great cooked lunch included. more details on http://www.watershedstudio.co.uk

two other dates at Watershed 10th July 2017, another clarinet workshop

13th Nov 2017, choir/singing workshop.

April 4th -5th city lit orchestra, Bruch Violin Concerto, and a new work by me.

8th-11th May Quintessential clarinets course Benslow Music.

 

May 27-28th Clarinet Playing Weekend, Watershed Studio, St Osyth

email antbailey@hotmail.com for more info.

 

Other News

I have been commissioned by Andrew Hunt for the second time. This time to write a work for wind quintet and bass clarinet, which will receive it’s premiere on 6th May in London.

 

Late Autumn Update

So, Dedham Vale is now available from this website.

It is ready to download as a PDF file. Please play it and spread the word.

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Also, I have just finished a book of 6 setting of traditional Christmas Carols entitiled

The St Osyth Carol Book

they are also available as a PDF- follow the link below.

They are scored for a mixture of Soprano Alto Men or just S A. and piano or organ.

please do use them!

st-osyth-choir-book

I hope to see you at an event soon.

 

Autumn 2016 Update

I thought It was about time for an update; A busy summer involved coaching on NCO Main Orchestra at Rossall School in Lancashire, with a fantastic final concert in Preston Guildhall.

This was followed by my own Wind Chamber Music Course in Longcommon, Surrey, where we had two concerts and a resident string quartet for two days, coached by Hilary Sturt, and a great masterclass with Chris Richards from the LSO. We had 17 clarinettists on the course, all generously hosted by the Melville family.

Also I have just finished a fantastic run of first performances with [UNIT] with Bill Vine and Dan Tombs in the Old Shoe Factory in Norwich. do visit   http://www.unitunit.org  to find out more about this great project. also here is a video trailer.        click here for unit trailer

So, to the events coming up you can take part in:

City Lit Orchestra Workshop Sept 13-14th Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Delius On hearing First Cuckoo in spring. http://www.citylit.ac.uk

Dec 9th -11th Benslow Music –  Quintessential Clarinets, A clarinet and piano course.

Dec 12th City Lit Clarinet Choir- a one off evening course of clarinet ensemble music-lots of fun!

Dec 13th-14th City Lit Orchestra -Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto, Beethoven Prometheus Overture and Holst 2 Songs.

Jan 6th-8th Benslow Music Clarinet Fest, Clarinet ensemble course.

Jan 31st – 2nd Feb, Benslow Intermediate Orchestra    www.benslowmusic.org

March 13th,Watershed Studio – first of my one day clarinet courses, with a great cooked lunch included. more details on http://www.watershedstudio.co.uk

two other dates at Watershed 10th July 2017, 13th Nov 2017

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Performances coming up:

9th Oct – Trio Concert, St Osyth Church,

Felicity Vine and Anthony Bailey -Clarinets, with Ian Ray – Piano

Dec 4th East Anglian Single Reed Choir Winter Concert, St Osyth Church.

Jan 17th  [Unit] Performs in Colchester Arts Centre

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Thanks for reading!

Summer News

I am excited to announce that I have finished my new work commissioned by Andrew Hunt for Bass clarinet and Piano, Dedham Vale. This will have its official launch next year at a concert played by Sarah Watts. Watch this space.

I have also have lots of performances with UNIT coming up this month, do check out http://www.unitunit.org for more information.