Diocesan School Recordings

A day recording at Diocesan School in the music pavilion with Music Director Shelagh Thompson and a bunch of very talented girls from classes Year 7 to 13). Groups recorded were:

  • Quintet – playing Mozart variations
  • Trio – playing Saint-Saens’ Trio Op 92
  • Symphony Orchestra – playing Rachmaninov’s Butterflies and Hurricanes; Lord of the Dance by Hardiman/Copeland
  • Quartet – playing Dvorak’s String Quartet Op 96 No 12
  • Chamber Orchestra – playing Piazzolla’s Libertango; Hamilton’s Whisper to me; Hamilton’s Danielle’s Bassoon; Storm – Vanessa’s Mae’s arrangement of Vivaldi’s Summer
  • Concert Band – playing What a Wonderful World

The music pavilion is really too small for orchestral recording – no space for the sound to bloom – so we’ll have to work some magic in post. In the small space temperatures soared, instruments went sharp and girls got tired. Since most of them had been out late the night before performing for their end-of-year music showcase at Holy Trinity it was amazing they were able to last the distance. All credit to Shelagh for encouraging them. Pizza for all the players at lunchtime was a definite winner.

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