Stewart Copeland composition to be premiered by Millfield School

22 February 2013, 17:09

As part of their new music programme for 2013, pupils of the independent Millfield School will perform a piece composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland at London's Cadogan Hall.

A composition by former drummer with The Police Stewart Copeland will be given a one-off performance by pupils from the school he attended, Millfield School, on March 23rd at Cadogan Hall.

Copeland's piece, entitled 'Jumping The Rhynes', takes its inspiration from his time at the school, and in particular the time he spent horse-riding in the grounds: "Down on the flat levels, between the tors, were these irrigation ditches, called rhynes. Old Captain Hearn would have us saddle up and clop down Cow Bridge Road to the lowlands, where we would gallop across the muddy fields and tilt at the rhynes."

It is scored for percussion ensemble and voices, with instruments including marimba, vibraphone, timpani and drums.

The performance is part of a special concert, entitled 'Millfield at Cadogan', that will also feature performances from pupils and violinist So-Ock Kim.