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Hello from Loughborough
« on: May 29, 2017, 06:50:26 AM »
Hi all

I've spent most of my life translating for HMC&E (the old name for the UK Customs Department) but sliding off to sing in choirs down the road whenever possible.
Musical composition has always been important but it has increased tenfold since retiring back in 2007, as you can imagine.
I've not kept track of the exact number of works I have written and, although many of them are original, more and more of them are arrangements,
partly because I have noted that performers like to play pieces that are at least half-way familiar to audiences and many of them then go on to try out my original works after enjoying my arrangements.

My main instruments were classical guitar and violin, but these days I don't perform any more, I just compose and arrange - and I still sing a bit, mainly countertenor at the local parish church in Loughborough. I've also sung (countertenor) in various Churches and Cathedrals, especially London, Manchester, Canterbury and Dublin.

Interestingly, although I am such a fan of vocal music and classical guitar music I find that the flute and clarinet communities are the ones who go for my music most. I was particularly honoured to have a couple of my flute trios included in California's prestigious National Flute Association over the past few years.

For more info, scores and videos etc my website is


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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 07:07:56 AM »
Welcome, David. I have been familiar with your work and efforts to promote music on the web for many years. Glad you finally made it here.
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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 01:27:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum!


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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 04:50:41 PM »
Welcome to the forum.


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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 05:31:48 PM »
Welcome :)

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Re: Hello from Loughborough
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 04:53:11 AM »
Welcome to the group. Lots of interesting discussion and educational opportunities...

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