This compilation of past and present Cornish Male Voice Choirs is little more than a list and an incomplete list at that! We are hopeful, however, that its inclusion here will encourage the submission of the names of any choirs that have been missed. We are hopeful, too, that the
By Tony Mansell Once again the Royal Albert Hall rang to the sound of Cornish Voices as the members of twenty-nine male voice choirs took their music to London to celebrate their “Cornishness”. (Programme cover by Allsopp Design of Penzance who we hope will not object to it being included
By Tony Mansell The 1000 Cornish Male Voice concert in the Royal Albert Hall in 1983 was clearly one of those events to which the epithet “I was there” should be attributed. An event where the clan gathered to produce an amazing concert and to celebrate their “Cornishness”. To
The Preparation For some, perhaps mainly the ladies, the work started in advance of tea treat day. Nowadays, it would involve a major shop at the supermarket but before convenience shopping arrived it was a mammoth job to obtain all the foodstuff that was needed from here, there and everywhere.
A new arrangement of the carol “Away in a Manger” by Russell Pascoe is performed here by the Truro Choral Society for Christmas 2020 The video has been produced by Martin Palmer and the Reverend Barry Coleman Please click on the carol name to listen, watch and enjoy Russell
Many hymn tune composers have chosen to use Cornish place names for their compositions and this paper is an attempt to list these. The list is work-in-progress and you are invited to add to it and to provide information about the composer and the music (copyright free sheet music or
Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) Richard Trevithick pioneered the use of high-pressure steam for use in the mines and in 1801 he built a full-size, steam, road locomotive on a site near present-day Fore Street in Camborne. He named it “Puffing Devil” and on Christmas Eve it began its first epic journey
An uplifting composition from the pen of Keith Busby of Helston Town Band with more than a hint of that town’s favourite piece of music. Included with the kind permission of Keith Busby (composer) and Helston Town Band (performers)
Geoffrey Self (1930-2008) Pavane was written by Geoffrey Self who lived and taught in Cornwall for many years. Adrian Self has written a trubute to his father and it can be found here together with a loving poem by Adian’s wife, Pam.
We understand that this sheet music is copyright free but if this is not the case then please let us know and you will either be credited, or the photographs removed. Included in Psalmodia Evangelica 1789 / Hymns and Psalms – Methodist The MHB(1933) contained 2 tunes, one LM