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The Wolf Hall Band

This is the augmented Wolf Hall Band recording the music for the play’s transfer to Broadway NY. The composer is Stephen Warbeck kneeling first on the right. We were in Alcester near Stratford at Vada Studios, a beautiful Elizabethan manor … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall

Here in the Pit Of the Aldwych Theatre for Wolf Hall on a night when I was MD

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Lotr- The Return of the King

I was involved in the live performances of Lord of the Rings at the Royal Albert Hall. I was playing cimbalom with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Lord of the Rings

I played on all the films in the Lords of the Rings Trilogy. I played hammered dulcimer as part of the Hobbit band for the scene where Gandalf rides into the Shire. I remember the first recording session at a … Continue reading

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Hercules

I recently played solo dulcimer on the soundtrack of the movie Hercules. The music by Fernando Velasquez was recorded in Abbey Road 2.

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Wolf Hall at the Aldwych

I am here at the Aldwych for a limited run of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies playing percussion and second MD. There are five band members playing the score by Stephen Warbeck calls for cimbalom/percussion, percussion, guitar, clarinet … Continue reading

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The Winters Tale April 2014

This is the stage band in The Winter’s Tale a ballet by Chris Wheeldon and Joby Talbot. While it is written for dulcimer, the music required a portable chromatic instrument with a 3.3 octave range. I designed and built a … Continue reading

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The Commission Royal Opera House 17th March 2014

The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North brings forth two new chamber operas. This is the first time I have ever played a one player part that included cimbalom and percussion.

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Montreux Jazz Festival 1994

Here at Montreux in 1994, the main stage on the same bill as Chick Corea.

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2 Cimbalom version of ‘Les Noces’ Igor Stravinsky

Excerpt from the 1982 film about Igor Stravinsky ‘Once at a Border’ by Tony Palmer. John Leach and I play the rare 2 cimbalom version of the ballet ‘Les Noces’.

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