Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas.  We had a very good Christmas last night, and so today feels like Boxing Day even though it is Christmas day.  Very relaxing for those of us not working.

Brian is having a very busy Christmas.  He submitted a piece to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a Welsh Composers workshop series and had had it accepted!!!!!  They workshop about 6-8 pieces over a few days and then perform 4 of them in a concert in the Hoddinot Hall ( small concert hall in the Millenium Centre).  So the chances of getting it performed by the BBC are really pretty good.

He was told on Monday 19th and has to have all the orchestral parts submitted to the BBC by 6 January, so instead of having a relaxing Christmas he is working his socks off preparing all the orchestral parts instead, however it is all in a good cause and is really very exciting!!

However he has just said the magic 'lunch' word so I shall toddle off and eat some ham.  As Nic and Adam are both working today and Kate is having lunch with Carl's parents we have gone Scandanavian this year and did Christmas presents and dinner last night.  As we always have a ham on Xmas eve we stuck to that, and have decided to go for a piece of beef for tonight.  So no turkey.  Gosh, how radical are we?

I hope you are all having a lovely time


oreneta said...

We are having a lovely time indeed here in Northern Spain, a lovely time indeed.

IS there a recording of Brian's last work with the BBC? I am now part of a music group in our village and I'd love to play it or some of it, for them.

Merry Christmas...we decided to go traditional a it was more of a turkey it is!

Boo and Trev said...

That is very exciting! Good luck with that, Brian.

Helen said...

We have a cd of Points of Decision which we can send you - it isn't available commercially, but the BBC gave Brian a copy of it after the performance in Manchester for his own use. There are a couple of other pieces on the cd too - I'll get Brian to burn one for you