The Prague Sonata

I’d like to share a music-themed novel I’ve just read. It is written by Bradford Morrow and covers the years before, during and after WW11 in Prague and concerns the fate of an old music manuscript of a three movement sonata bequeathed to a musician by her father. During the war, as the German forces approached Prague, she had to leave and, in order to preserve the piece of music, composer unknown, she divided it into 3 sections, hoping that after the war she would find the sections and unite the Sonata again. The story moves from New York and a pianist/musicologist who receives the middle movement and her search for the true owner. The provenance of the Sonata is finally revealed and a neat

Messages from people who have completed level 1 to those contemplating doing level 1

ORFF Level One Course was the best course I have been on all year. A definite must to all music class teachers out there – Christle I keep having aha moments of new things I've realised I now understand. Had so much fun, learnt so much and can't wait to get back to class to try it out - Suzy Absolutely loved the course! An absolute must for music teachers! - Eleni Just put on your zaniest thinking caps and take everyone with you as you say, stamp, play and sing – IN THAT ORDER! - Jenny Thanks again to the Orff team for an awesome week that flew by. Expecting a week of observing with the odd practical exercise, I discovered, instead, I had signed up for a week packed, very full, of hands-on-

The Show Must Go On!

Once a month I help out at the historic St Andrew's Church, Cape Town, the "Mother Church" of Presbyterians in Southern Africa. I enjoy playing there as it has a particularly fine pipe organ. Although the only has two manuals it is well-built, stable, reliable in tuning with excellent English voicing. This Sunday, however, I struggled to get to the church as the streets were blocked by runners participating in the Slave Route Challenge - a road race with historic significance which traces 'the slave route' and honours those who built Cape Town. I finally managed to get through after convincing two policemen that I was on a deadline and got to the church just 5 minutes before the service was

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