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Marldon composer Colin Waller's Royal Albert Hall debut

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 02, 2013

royal albert hall:   Colin Waller with his French horn   Torquil MacLeod HE280808_TM08_01

royal albert hall: Colin Waller with his French horn Torquil MacLeod HE280808_TM08_01

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MARLDON-BASED composer Colin Waller will have a dream come true on Saturday night when he has a work performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Colin, who recently retired as the head of Torbay's music services, is currently experiencing a whole series of premieres.

He recently saw a successful performance of his concert overture Britannia Academia at BRNC in Dartmouth, while June will see the premiere of his Fantasia on the hymn tune Repton in Llandudno.

His anthem Long Live The King for chorus and orchestra will have its first performance at Prom Praise at the Albert Hall on Saturday.

The anthem is a fusion of rock and classical styles, and Colin said: "It's sad that music has to be pigeon-holed.

"I love listening to many different styles of music and have been just as much at home fronting rock bands as I have conducting orchestras.

"Young people today are much more discerning than we give them credit for in their musical tastes, so I hope the tide is turning."

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