Listen to Tim Burden talking with composer Christopher Gunning (La Vie En Rose, Poirot, Rosemary and Thyme, Porterhouse Blue, Middlemarch, Firelight) about the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, A Celebration of British Film concert at Cadogan Hall (14th June), fitting the ensemble H20 on a beautiful Georgian barge and Christopher’s red scarf.
The New Water Music for the Queens Diamond Jubilee features Britain’s 11 top classical and film music composers and is due to be released on Silva Screen Records on the 28th May 2012.
Excerpt from the interview;
“The brief is to refer to Handel’s Water Music in some shape or form/The exact details of that are left to the actual composers/Some will take an actual theme and use that and some will take a rhythm or something”
“Hysterically funny rehearsal on the Thames” “We had to see how many musicians we could comfortably get on the not very large barge”
“Gavin drew out very accurate plans for scaling the band, quite complicated to do/we had to choose which instruments we were going to have”
“The day chosen for the rehearsal turned out to be absolutely the coldest, wettest day imaginable”
“She is called the The Georgian, very pretty”
Listen to the interview below.