Warwick School musician hits the right notes to gain diploma - The Leamington Observer

Warwick School musician hits the right notes to gain diploma

Matthew Brown 22nd Nov, 2016   0

A TALENTED musician from Warwick School is looking to hit the right notes all the way to composing for films.

Seventeen-year-old Sam Young achieved a distinction in his LRSM piano diploma aged 16, a qualification usually awarded after three years at university and also studies composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London on Saturdays.

He has just composed the piece Lux Noxque, a six-part movement for soprano voice, choir, soprano saxophone, two celli and piano that uses the theme of light and dark.

“I was approached by Liz Green (Head of Academic Music at Warwick School) about entering the school into the annual Music for Youth festival,” Sam explained.

“The sole criteria for an entry is that the piece must educate the average audience about at least one element of music.

“We decided from the outset that the piece should be more of an audio-visual spectacle, combining elements that aptly reflect the name, Lux Noxque.

“The piece explores the various timbres and characters that can be created by a small group of instrumentalists and vocalists, journeying through differing levels of light and shade”.

Sam’s ambition is to become “one of the most versatile musicians of his generation, with a particular focus on scoring for film.”

Visit vimeo.com/warwickschool/music to listen to his composition.

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