William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: Music

Caprice

Caprice for Violin and Piano in G This was written in 1984 when I was a teacher at a small Prep School in Kent for the violin teacher, Alison Reynolds.  The obvious influence is Handel with a few modern twists.  Although it is in one continuous movement it is in three sections marked Adagio, Vivace… Read more »

Music composition

I wrote my first work when I was five.  It was for chime bars and Mrs Distin called it “William’s Tune”.  This was 1963 and I think she was very surprised that a five year old would be able to come up with an original tune.  I had played all the ones she had given… Read more »

Cécile Chaminade

Cécile Chaminade, from Fame to Obscurity In her lifetime Chaminade was celebrated round the world but her reputation has diminished since her death. Her remarkable output ranges from delightful salon pieces to serious chamber, vocal and orchestral works. This course was about the extraordinary life and beautiful music of one of the foremost French composers… Read more »

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