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Music Composition Competition

After a fantastic response from our students for the Music Composition Competition, we have our winners! The winning compositions were Corbin House in the Upper school section and Maxwell Fazakerley-Owen in the Lower school section, which you can listen to in full below. The compositions both feature a solid chord sequence, riff pattern and a catchy melody - all great ingredients in a good composition. One difference however, is in the lyrics where Corbin takes a look back at what he saw as the negative aspects of Covid 19, like missing his friends and lying in his bed; while Maxwell takes a more positive look, typified by the title of the his piece 'The Future's looking up'. Both Corbin and Maxwell will receive a voucher for £20 to reward them for their success. Well done to everyone who entered.

Lower School Winner Maxwell, said “First of all I tried making out a riff on my guitar, although it took some time I finally got a tune that suited the theme. I was able to use garage band on my dad’s IPAD which helped a lot with recording and mixing the song. I thought about the theme and how people where coping in lock down. When it came to recording I played lead guitar, rhythm guitar, was the lead singer and the backing singer and my dad helped out a bit and played bass guitar , he also helped with the technical side of things. I loved recording and writing the lyrics .”

Head of Music Matt Fox was delighted with response from students for the composition competition. “There was a great turnout of entries, particularly from Year 7 and 8 students which is fantastic. Many students just wanted to write a set of lyrics without music; while some students sent in a rap version of their lyrics. Many thanks to all students who entered. It is great to see the depth of talent there is at Falmouth School in Musical composition” he said.

Upper School Winner - Corbin House

Lower School Winner - Maxwell Fazakerley-Owen

Posted on: 24/06/20

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