Music, My Life

Music, My Life : A Gallimaufry of Musical Memories

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Brian Kay has spent his entire working life in a career that is both successful and rewarding. His fascinating collection of memories and anecdotes throws a hugely entertaining light on a life entirely devoted to the joy of music and music-making.
He was the founder bass of the internationally renowned vocal group The King's Singers, spent the next 25 years writing and presenting thousands of programmes for BBC Radios - his own Brian Kay's Sunday Morning on Radio 3 to such Radio 2 favourites as Friday Night is Music Night and Melodies for You.
He then moved back to the open spaces of the concert hall, conducting choral and orchestral concerts all over the world, including his annual 4000-voice Really Big Chorus Messiah from Scratch in London's Royal Albert Hall. He has been the lowest frog on a Paul McCartney single and a member of the backing group for Pink Floyd.
Brian Kay recounts his fascinating life in intimate and amusing detail, sharing with us his great love of life and his abiding passion for music.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1910074314
  • 9781910074312
  • 1,662,510

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'The heart-warming story of a bright Yorkshire lad's 50-year journey from aspiring singer to much-loved broadcaster, choral conductor and national treasure. Every anecdote is a gem, and by the end the world seems a sunnier place.' John Rutter - Composer; 'This book has achieved the impossible: it is as charming, as witty, as winsome and good-natured as its author. We can all share in this wonderful life full of music.' Anne Atkins - Broadcaster, Novelist; 'A delightful read, which will bring enormous pleasure to the many musicians who have worked with him, and to countless other readers who have not had that great fortune.' Jane Glover - Conductor
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About Brian Kay

Brian Kay was born in 1944 and was a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, co-founded The King's Singers and has shared his life between the studios of BBC radio and television and the concert halls of the world as a choral and orchestral conductor. Brian is married to the soprano Gillian Fisher, has a son, a daughter and three grandchildren, and lives in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire.
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