Music: Out of the Piano

It's been a busy week with Seven Deadly Sins at the Roundhouse, but in amongst all the rehearsals I did get a chance to see the third Tim Williams Award for musical composition. It is a competition that presented 21 news compositions to lyrics taken from classical or established text, performed by various West End and sensible professionals...

While 21 new compositions are bound to be a mixed bag, there were a few rough diamonds in here... The winning song by Christopher Hamilton called Burn and performed by Diannne Pilkington was one of those rare moments that just surprised the audience and had us bursting with laughter.

There is a full podcast of the show on Musical Talk, or just some silly post show banter (much shorter too) from Audioboo... The next awards are in October. Here's hoping there are more comic songs... We can do with the laughs...


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