'Voyage of a Sea-god' recording project

by Laurence Perkins in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th April 2019 we successfully raised £4,137 with 50 supporters in 42 days

The bassoon's wonderful sound and amazing music deserves to be better known. This recording is an inspiring musical journey of exploration.

by Laurence Perkins in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Geoffrey Bridge 3rd April 2019

Laurence, I think your project is totally admirable and I wish you the very best of luck with its future. I wish the British Double Reed Society could do more to help you with it.

Cat Gallagher 31st March 2019

Good luck with the project Laurence! I used to cherish playing the bassoon and especially love your choice of the Saint-Saëns, which I thoroughly enjoyed playing. I really liked the Hindemith Sonate when I played it too. My paternal grandfather was a professional highland bagpiper and, in competitions, played, amongst other things, Piobaireachd, so the final piece is also of great interest to me. I hope this very important project encourages more people to both take up bassoon playing, and also for more people to love listening to the bassoon too. As a former bassoonist and someone who loves the bassoon, I thoroughly support this project.

Christine Kitteringham 10th March 2019

Laurence this is a terrific project which really showcases the unassuming bassoon as a beautiful instrument. It will provide a super repertoire of lovely pieces for younger professional musicians to access, and for other listeners to enjoy.

Graham Grafton 3rd March 2019

Yet another original and ambitious idea for increasing awareness of this wonderful instrument, so that we continue to have a supply of talented players for our orchestras and ensembles, as well as encouraging amateur players to achieve more.

Bridget Jackson 2nd March 2019

This donation comes partly as a thank you, Laurence, for helping me get started playing the bassoon after your Beautiful Bassoons Day at the Bridgewater Hall several years ago.

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