To celebrate fifty years of music making, film and TV composer Andy Quin is releasing his first ever classical piano single entitled Two Toccatas for Piano. These beautiful solo piano compositions will appeal to all fans of classical piano music and evoke influences from Bach and baroque through romantic Rachmaninov to delightful Debussy.
Toccata No.1 was written whilst Andy was still a schoolboy and was originally composed for organ. At one level the piece is a simple expression of the joy of being able to... Read more.
Join Ian Tracey this coming Sunday (22nd June) at 3pm for a concert at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot. L34 1LA
A ‘Top of the Organ Pops’ programme includes such favourites as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary and Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor. Festival patron and Liverpool Cathedral Organist Titulaire Professor Dr Ian Tracey makes a return appearance in celebration of this tenth annual Prescot Festival. Widely acknowledged as one of the chief practitioners of his instrument in the UK, Ian has over a dozen rec... Read more.
Today (10th June) sees the airing of a half hour documentary on BBC Radio 4 all about the electronic organ. Entitled 'Wayne's World Of The Secret Organ', the programme (presented by fashion designer Wayne Hemmingway) charts the rise and fall of the electronic 'home organ'. Personalities taking part include Nigel Ogden, James Taylor and Brett Wales.
Why not tune in at 11.30am today to hear our kind of music on the radio waves. Also available on BBC iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast....
Musicland (Bromley & Romford) were delighted when asked to supply a Yamaha Tyros for guest organist Jean Martyn who's celebrity fame shot into the limelight on Britain's Got Talent in 2011. Jean is currently providing live music for the very popular online Sun Bingo TV channel Having A Ball and is hosted by Big Brother star Brian Dowling and celebrity chef Rusty Lee. The show goes out every Friday evening at 8pm on the Sun Bingo's Having A Ball website. Just click on this link.
Composer and virtuoso pianist Andy Quin is planning a return to the organ stage after a break of many years.
Andy was following in the footsteps of his childhood hero Sidney Torch. Having started his musical career on the Christie organ of the Regal Edmonton and then writing for a music publisher for whom Torch had worked, Andy had put away the organ shoes to take up the baton and the score to pursue a hugely successful career as a composer for TV and Film. He even worked on a number of occasions with th... Read more.
In a recent press release, Yamaha explain how a piece of software called Yamaha Expansion Manager (YEM) was created to further enhance the hugely popular Tyros5 keyboard.
Further to it's initial release, they have several updates planned for the near future. They say that, despite being delayed a couple of months, the new software will bring many features requested by customers and third party software creators alike.