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New lease of life for the Cello Quartet … and get the music free!

First played in Aberdeenshire’s Castle Fraser, the Cello Quartet which Nigel composed in 1992 is now available for download. Written for the Cello Consort, it was subsequently recorded by Cello Spice – the recording is still available from Divine Art [http://www.divineartrecords.com/CD/25002info.htm].

Reviews were favourable … “a romantic and occasionally witty work” said ‘Moore’ and Martin Anderson described it as “discreet, though with a hint of warm humour.”

Nigel has made the score and the individual parts available online for download and printing. But there’s a bonus.

“I also have some printed copies”, says Nigel, “and I will send these free of charge to anyone who will wants to play them – just email me” (address below) …

Nigel’s music in an “eclectic mix” at Tonic Solway’s Spring Concert

The 'a cappella' vocal octet Tonic Solway will be giving their Spring Concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Gatehouse of Fleet on Saturday, 29th April at 7.30pm. The programme will be an eclectic mix of short pieces encompassing sacred and secular, madrigal and folk, classical and jazz, traditional and modern idioms. Entry will be free; however donations will be sought from the audience to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Tonic Solway, formed in 2011, has performed a number of concerts for charitable causes and sung several Choral Evensongs at St. Mary's and Greyfriars, Kirkcudbright. The octet consists of Alice Howdle and Vanessa Martin (Sopranos), Susan Smyth and Pauline Roe (Altos), David Potter and Donald Henry (Tenors) and David Howdle and Andy McKean (Basses).

The “eclectic mix” includes Nigel’s settings of the Polar Bear, the Lion and the Tiger by Hilaire Belloc, and the Giraffe by John Jay Bell.

The programme will be repeated on 9 June in St Ninian's Church, Newton Stewart. You can contact Tonic Solway via “encore” at https://joinencore.com/Tonic-Solway