Our September workshop took us on an extra-terrestrial journey, taking in music from Gustav Holst and John Williams. Players took brilliantly to the challenge of playing in 5 beats in a bar, and had fun experimenting with col legno bowing, for the iconic opening motif of Mars from the Planet Suite.
We also enjoyed listening carefully to extracts of The Planets, along with bits of the soundtrack from The Force Awakens, to work out what tricks composers use to trigger certain emotions. Listen to this BBC Radio 3 programme for more space terror!?