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Providing professional performers for any type of event - soloists/ensembles, singers/instrumentalists
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I'm a professional opera singer, working mainly with Scottish Opera for over twenty years. I now also represent a variety of classically trained musicians. I like to find professional performers for any type of event, and am happy to tailor the correct ensemble to fit the needs of prospective clients. I run Pollok House Arts Society and manage the Spire concert series, and have also put on several opera gala evenings in Central Scotland. I formed and manage Opera Alba, Coro Alba, Scozzesi and The Ivor Novello Story and also fix ensembles to accompany choral societies in Scotland. My musicians have performed at weddings, funerals, birthday events, corporate events, music festivals et al.

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Margaret M
5 years ago, for a Concert in Ayr
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5 out of 5

“Ayr Music Club's concert series "Music in Ayr" continued on Saturday when a capacity audience enjoyed a superb concert by the vocal group "Scozzesi". This male quartet of classically trained singers, along with their first-class pianist, provided a wonderfully varied programme of music ranging from grand opera to The Beatles and including many favourites from light opera and the shows. "Scozzesi" cross all musical boundaries, their entire performance being characterised by outstanding musicianship and expertise along with real ability to communicate with the audience. Their own infectious enjoyment provided a highly entertaining evening greatly appreciated by the audience.” Ayrshire Post

Steve F
5 years ago, for a Concert in Stranraer
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5 out of 5

“You were right - lovely people, great singing (and acting!), excellent rapport with the audience, very easy to work with and they arrived on time! It all flowed so smoothly. The audience feedback was very positive and St John's church created a lovely intimate atmosphere for a concert. It was also a fabulous programme that you put together - perfectly pitched for the Stranraer audience. It appeared to be both word and note perfect and it added so much that they performed without folders for all but two pieces. Thank you also for the detailed and accurate information you provided. It made producing a programme for the concert so much easier.” Thank you so much for arranging such an uplifting end to our season! Steve and Rachel Flower, Stranraer Music for All

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Classical Musicians Scotland's Song list

Songs and music will vary from group to group.
Material is suitable over a wide range of genres.
wind quintet selection:
Arnold Three Shanties, Op. 4
Arnold Dream City
Berio Opus Number Zoo
Bozza Scherzo
Bresnick Just Time for Wind Quintet
Danzi Wind Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 56, No. 1
Danzi Wind Quintet in D minor, Op. 68, No. 3
Dvořák (arr. B. Holcombe) Andante (Mvt III from Serenade, Op. 44)
Francaix Wind Quintet No. 1
Greaves Beethoven's Fifth Bossa Nova
Hallam Dance Suite
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser
Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René
Mozart 12 Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman
Newman '66', '92' **première
Nielsen Quintet, Op. 43
Nowak Fantasia
Patterson Comedy for Five Winds
Pierné Pastorale
Schifrin La Nouvelle Orléans
Zemlinsky Humoreske (Rondo)
violin/piano selection:
Artist’s Life - Johann Strauss
Roses from the South - Johann Strauss
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
They can’t take that away from me - George Gershwin
Méditation - Jules Massenet
Under Paris skies - Hubert Giraud
Songs my mother taught me - Antonín Dvořák
La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
Liebestraum - Franz Liszt
Danny Boy - Irish traditional
Habanera, “Carmen” - Georges Bizet 
Bring him home, “Les Misérables” - Claude-Michel Schönberg 
Loch Lomond, The Tartan, My love is like a red red rose - Scottish Medley
Csárdás - Vittorio Monti 
A Foggy Day - George Gershwin
O mio Babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
La Vie en Rose - Louiguy/ Édith Piaf
Waves of the Danube - Ion Ivanovici
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Sentimental Journey - Brown/Homer
Theme from The Godfather - Nino Rota
Makin’ Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Nocturne - Frédéric Chopin
Falling In Love Again - Friedrich Höllander
Hungarian Dance no 5 - Johannes Brahms
Hymne à l’amour - Marguerite Monnot/Édith Piaf
SATB selection:
Brindisi, La Traviata, Verdi
Soave sia il vento, Cosi fan Tutte, Mozart
O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
La ci darem, Don Giovanni, Mozart
Flower Duet, Lakmé, Delibes
Birdcatcher’s aria, Magic Flute, Mozart
Les tringles des sistres tintaient, Carmen, Bizet
Champagne Chorus, Die Fledermaus, J Strauss
There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast, Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan
Vilia, Merry Widow, Lehar
Love Unspoken, Merry Widow, Lehar
Evening Prayer, Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck
piano solo
Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach
I was a constant faithful wife, The Bear, Walton
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, Tom Lehrer
You’ll Never Walk alone, Carousel, Rodgers Hammerstein
violin/accordion selection:
Bach Sonata in E minor BWV: 1023
Paganini/Kreisler: La Campanella
Brahms: Hungarian Dance Nos 1 and 2
Dranga: Fantasy
Achron: Hebrew Melody Op 33
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Pärt: Fratres
Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza Op 22
Massenet: Méditation
Bartók Romanian Dances
Piazzolla/Gubaidulina: Le Grand Tango
guitar/cello selection:
Antonio Vivaldi – Sonata in E minor
Felix Mendelssohn – Song Without Words
Isaac Albeniz – Cordoba
Ernest Bloch – Suite for solo cello
Carlo Domeniconi – Seven short pieces
Jaime Zenamon – Reflexos no 6
Joaquin Rodrigo – Fandango for solo guitar
Gabriel Fauré – Après un rêve
Petr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Valse Sentimentale
Pablo Casals – Song of the Birds
Manuel de Falla – Danza Espagnole no 1 from La Vida Breve
baritone/french horn/piano selection:
Frank Spedding: Old English Songs for voice, horn and piano
Vaughan Williams: The Roadside Fire for baritone and piano
Antony Plog: Aesop's Fables for narrator, horn and piano
Strauss: Nocturno for horn and piano
Volker David Kirchner: Orfeo for baritone, horn and piano
Derek Clark: Chamber Music for baritone, horn and piano
Arnold Cooke: Nocturnes for voice, horn and piano
Lehrer: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park for voice and piano
Burns arr S Adam: Ae Fond Kiss and Gae Bring Tae Me for baritone, horn and piano
string quartet: selection:
Capriol Suite, Warlock
All Through The Night (Ar Hyd Y Nos,) Welsh Trad
Barwick Green (The Archers), Wood
My Love is like a Red Red Rose, Burns
All You Need Is Love, Lennon/McCartney
Ladies In Lavender, Hess
Irish Sherry Suite, Trad
Scots Medley, Trad
(Music o’ Spey/Mairi’s Wedding/Auld Lang Syne)
Divertimento No III in F, Mozart
Csardas, McLean
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, J Strauss
Moon River, Mancini
Cheek To Cheek, Berlin
Fandango, McLean
Cock Linnet, Collins/Leigh
Tango, McLean
Anniversary Waltz, Durbin/Franklin
Eine Kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik, Bor
Spring (from The Four Seasons), Vivaldi
solo harp selection:
Bach-Grandjany: Studies 1, 6, 12
Bach, JS: Chaconne [arr. Kanga]
Bach JS: Prelude BWV 872 [transcribed Sherman]
Bach, JS: Lute Suite no. 1 in E minor
Bach, JS: Italian Concerto BWV 971
Bach, JS: French Suite no. 6 in E major
Bach, JS: Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV 825 (7 movs)
Bach, JS: Partita no. 2 in C minor BWV 826 (6 movs)
Bach, JS: Piece en Sol
Bach, JS: Cello Suites 1 and 3
Couperin, François: 3 pieces Love in the Cradle, Magic Tricks, Trinkets
Daquin: CouCou
Handel: Harp Concerto
Nadermann: Variations on the air “L’oiseau chantant”
Rameau, JP: Le Rappel des Oiseaux, La Triomphante, L’Egyptienne, Rondeau des Songes (Renie book)
Beethoven: Adagio from Moonlight Sonata
Bochsa/Rossini: Rondeau on Zitti Zitti
Bochsa/Mozart: Variations on Voi Che Sapete
Dussek: Sonata in C minor
Haydn, J: Variations H XVII:5 in C major
Mozart, WA: Piano Sonata in F major K332 (movements 1, 2, 3)
Naderman Variations on the air L’oiseau chantant’
Parry, John: Sonata no. 3
Pescetti, GB: Sonata (movements 1, 2, 3)
Scarlatti, D: Sonata K113
Spohr, L: Fantasy in C minor
Spohr, L: Variations “Je Suis Encore dans mon Printemps”
Wright: Auld Lang Syne Variations
Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark [ed. Agazarian]
Glinka: Nocturne
Godefroid, F: Carnaval de Venise
Godefroid, F: Etude de Concert
Grandjany, M: Fantaisie on a Theme by Haydn
Liszt/Renié: Un Sospiro
Liszt/Renié: Liebestraum
Lorenzo: Barcarcolle Mary
Mchedelov: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Oberthur: Nun’s Prayer
Oberthur: Les Gottes d’Eau
Parish-Alvars, Elias: Norma Variations
P-Alvars: Introduction, Cadenza, Rondo
P-Alvars: Lucia Fantasy
P. Alvars: Three Romances
Saint-Saens, C [arr. for harp solo Hasslemans]: The Swan
Thomas, J: Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land
Thomas, J: David of the White Rock
Thomas, J.: Watching the Wheat
Zabel, A: La Source
Zabel, A: 3 Concert Études
Zabel, A: Fantasy on themes from Gounod’s opera “Faust”
Damase, J-M: Etude de Concert
Debussy, Claude: Clair de Lune Rêverie Valse Romantique Deux Arabesques
Debussy, Claude: 3 short pieces (La Fille aux Cheveaux de Lin, The Little Shepherd, Dr Gradus ad Parnassum)
Fauré, G: Impromptu
Hasslemans, A: Follets
Hasslemans, A: Nocturne
Hasslemans: La Source
Hasslemans: Gondoliera
Jongen, J: Valse Op. 83
Presle, J: Le Jardin Mouillée
Renié, H: Contemplation Danse des Lutins Pièce Symphonique Feuillets D’Album
Roussel, A: Impromptu Op. 21
Tournier, M: Féerie Tournier, M: Au Matin
Tournier, M: Ce que chante la pluie d’automne
Tournier, M: Vers la Source dans le Bois
Tournier M: Images Suite 1 (Clair de Lune, Temple, Lolita)
Tournier, M: Images Suite 3 (Annesses, Danseuse, Sédjanne)
Tournier, M: Images Suite 4 (Aviary, Cloches, Danse de Moujik)
Tournier, M: Pastels du Vieux Japon
Tournier, M: Sonatine (movement 2)
Albéniz: Torre Bermeja
Albéniz: Zaragoza
Albéniz: Asturias
Granados, E: Valses Poeticos
Guridi, J: Viejo Zortzico
Ortiz: Milonga para Amar
Ortiz: Butterfly Trees
Salzedo: Concert Fantasy on Lara’s Granada
20TH CENTURY + Contemporary/Alternative
Andrès, B: Absidioles
Andrès, B: Elegie pour la mort d’un berger
Attahir, B: De L’Obscurite II
Birtwistle, H: Crowd
Britten, B: Suite for Harp (5 movements)
Charpentier, J: La Danse devant L’Arche
Chevis, T: Impromptu Cristatus
Davies, PM: Farewell to Stromness
Flagello, N: Sonata (movements 1, 2, 3)
Hersant, P: Bamyan
Hindemith, P: Sonata for Harp (movements 1, 2, 3)
Hosokowa: Second Japanese Folk Song
Kanga, S: Towards the Light Suite (movements 1, 2, 3)
Katchaturain: Oriental Dance and Toccata
Kikta, V: Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky’s Opera ‘Queen of Spades’
Macmillan, James: Knockroon Waltz
Mathias, W: Three Improvisations
Mathias, W: Santa Fe Suite
Mayaani, A: Maqamat
Maxwell Davies, P: Farewell to Stromness
Patterson, P: Armistice
Prokofiev, S: Prelude in C
Rota, Nino: Sarabande and Toccata
Schafer, RM: Ariadne’s Dance, Ariadne’s Dream, Dance of the Bull (from Crown of Ariadne)
Salzedo: Whirlwind (from 5 Preludes)
Salzedo: Turkey in the Straw
Salzedo, C: Idyllic Poem (Double notes study)
Shchedrin, R: A La Albeniz
Spring on the Moonlit River (Chinese melody)
Tailleferre, G: Sonata (movements 1, 2, 3)
Watkins, D: Petite Suite (3 movements: Prelude, Nocturne, Fire Dance)
Watkins, D: Passacaglia
Wood, G: Museum Piece (commissioned by me Dec 2013 for premiere April 5th 2014)
JAZZY/Song Arrangements
All the Things you are
Henson-Conant: New Blues
Henson-Conant: Baroque Flamenco
Kanga, S: Les Saisons de la Harpe (4 short ‘popular’ style pieces)
Kanga [arr]: My Favourite Things
Maxwell: Scheherazade Love Theme Arrangement
Arlen, H: Over the Rainbow
Hymn Arrangements (McDonald/Wood Rollo)
six-piece klezmer band selection:
Ot Azoi “That’s the way” (traditional Klezmer)
Nokh a Glezele Vayn “another glass of wine” (traditional Klezmer) 
Saint-Saëns- Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, arr Ruaridh Bakke
Set of three tunes- “Escorting the parents of the Bride and Groom” | Moldovian Hora | Odessa Bulgarish 
Toby Murena- “Indifférence” (French gypsy-jazz waltz) 
Kaval Sviri (Bulgarian folk song), arr Michael O’Rourke
Galatas- Mames Babegenush, arr Michael O’Rourke
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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