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In my non-working time I’m a musician – playing tuba in a few local orchestras and wind bands, and piano for myself in my room. Of course playing together in groups has not been possible for several months now, but one of Bristol’s amateur orchestras – Brunel Sinfonia – has been able to organise lockdown projects bringing us together virtually to play some pieces you can see on YouTube. Here are links to a few of these videos.

Largo from New World Symphony, Antonín Dvořák

Uploaded on 10 April 2021.

Love Actually, Craig Armstrong (arr. Tina Mehta)

Uploaded on 22 December 2020.

Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saëns

Uploaded on 31 October 2020.

Theme from ET, John Williams

Uploaded on 31 July 2020.

There are some other videos on the Brunel Sinfonia YouTube page – have a look below to see Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Nimrod from the Enigma Variations – you won’t see me in either of those, but there are plans afoot for more lockdown projects in the near future.

Allegretto from Serenade for Strings, Edward Elgar (arr. Gwyn Seymore)

Uploaded on 28 May 2020.

Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Edward Elgar

Uploaded on 7 May 2020.

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