The Nanaimo Salon Orchestra is looking for musicians to form a new community orchestra based in Nanaimo - Vancouver Island.
The musical repertoire is mostly light classical music from 1800's to recent times and will be played in the style of a "salon orchestra" - the musicians meld their instrumental contribution as a group and do not use a conductor.
The orchestra and will play at dances and Balls of vintage ballroom music. Sometimes they will perform concerts.
The "salon orchestra" is flexible in its number of musicians. Sometimes just a solo piano, or piano and a second or third instrument then up to a "full" orchestra similar to a Chamber Orchestra.
A full orchestra would consist of 14 musicans, but second "desks" are welcome. The sound & style is
Woodwind = flute, Bb clarinet & bassoon
Brass = 2 French Horns, Cornet (trumpet) and Trombone
Strings = V1, V2, Viola, Cello, Bass
and guest vocalists plus other guest instruments.
Members of the orchestra will also able to play as soloists, duo, quartets etc
If interested of playing or being a supporter or dancer please call Gordon at 778-269-0552 or (better yet) contact by email Gordon at email@example.com - subject Salon orch. Thanks.
My "Four Orchestral Suites" recorded live by the famous CBC Radio Orchestra with 15 movements. It is a "limited edition" contract with the CBC musicians. Please see "Concert Music" page for details and links.
1. Nanaimo Suite 2. Lantzville Suite 3. Scillonia Suite
4. Canada Suite
|3||I am collecting some of my music into albums: |
- #1 "Saskatchewan Memories" (11 tracks)
- #2 "Kernow" (Cornish Memories) (15 tracks).
- #3 Four Orchestral Suites (see CBC, above)
- "The Pied Piper Ballet" (26 tracks)
- "Scillonian Postcards"
- "Vancouver Island Moments"
Printed Music. I have sheet music (scores) available for all of my music.
I am sharing my music compositions because, quite simply, that's what a composer should do.
Hopefully some people will listen and if the music causes them to form either a positive or negative emotion my effort was not in vain.
The essential thing is that I have had a wonderful life "hearing" my own music and then writing it down as best as I could.That is all that really matters.
The music that I currently have"on-line" is regularly being increased, and thus this web site is "a work in progress" both in terms of music and files selected. The fact that there is a lack of quality recording, mastering and performace polishing is not important to me because I enjoyed writing, hearing and immagining the music of my inner ear.
It is what it is.
You can contact me (Gordon) at firstname.lastname@example.org