One of my life dreams was to write for an international symphonic orchestra. Because of the work of the Barbados Embassy in Brazil, I was finally granted that opportunity.
Here is Emmerton, the Barbadian iconic piece written by Dr Anthony ‘Gabby’ Carter and orchestrated by me with ideas from my previous string arrangement for my mentor Nicholas Brancker. (some chords and voicings heard here are ABSOLUTELY him.)
Big thanks to Ambassador Sealy-Thompson.
PS – I was hoping there would be a drumset there but the space for the Tuk Band Waltz is obvious.
Stefan Walcott is a Barbadian pianist and composer. Throughout his career, Stefan has been privileged to perform with and write for a wide cross-section of artists, both in England where he studied and in his native Barbados. Stefan has arranged for Nicholas Brancker, the Brazilian Sinfonica and created Handel’s Caribbean Messiah, a re-working of the classical work. Stefan currently is director of the 1688 Collective a production company and 1688 Dingolay Inc. a not-for-profit. Stefan currently has a PhD in cultural studies with interest in music of the English-speaking Caribbean.
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2 thoughts on “A Symphonic Arrangement – Emmerton”
This arrangement was amazing! Great job!
This is absolutely fabulous work. It should be an inspiration to all Barbadians as to the possibilities for us to reimagine the many ways in which we can have an impact in music, arts, business, and other spheres of life, on the global stage.