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OrchPlay screenshot image

Each key plays a different sound. The bigger the key, the longer the sound. Try playing different keys together to layer up the sounds in a way you like Tap each key to start the sound. Tap it again to stop the sound.

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GarageBand logo over iPad

iPads make fantastic digital musical instruments, and we use them a lot in OrchLab sessions thanks to their adaptability and accessibility. In this guide we’ll show you GarageBand, one of the music apps that we use. There is another guide available for ThumbJam, another music app which you can explore. GarageBand is an app already

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Image of ThumbJam logo over iPad

iPads make fantastic digital musical instruments, and we use them a lot in OrchLab sessions thanks to their adaptability and accessibility. In this guide we’ll show you ThumbJam, one of the music apps that we use. There is another guide available for Garageband which you can explore. ThumbJam is available to download from the Apple

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Inside a gallery

As part of OrchLab Festival Day 2020, we screened a performance of a new arrangement of ‘Promenade’ from Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky (1839–1881) was a prominent Russian composer who was very interested in creating music that had a uniquely ‘Russian’ sound. He had a friend called Viktor Hartmann who was an artist,

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a russian troika sled

As part of OrchLab Festival Day 2020, we screened a performance of ‘Troika’ from Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Orchestral Suite. In this special arrangement by John Webb you will see musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform this well-known wintry piece. The piece is a musical depiction of a fast winter’s journey on a troika,

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In Autumn 2020, OrchLab worked with groups from Bramley Hill Centre (Garwood Foundation) and St Cecilia’s (Leonard Cheshire) on a project inspired by Pictures at an Exhibition, an piece of music by Modest Mussorgsky. Mussorgsky (1839–1881) was a prominent Russian composer who was very interested in creating music that had a uniquely ‘Russian’ sound. He

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