Posts Tagged ‘To Notice Such Things’


– Writing for strings comes very naturally

April 9, 2010

Gramophone Magazine interviews Jon Lord on his new album, To Notice Such Things:

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Everything louder than everything else? Not at all…

April 8, 2010

In preparation for Jon Lord’s upcoming concert in Liverpool on June 16, one of our readers, Richard Archer-Jones posted a message to Jon Lord on this website. Here is Jon’s reply:

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To Notice Such Things is Classic FM’s CD of the week

April 6, 2010

Classic FM is featuring Jon Lord’s new album, To Notice Such Things, as their CD of the week starting today, April 6.

Praising Jon Lord as ‘a former rock musician who, over the last few years, has really proved his worth as a classical composer,’ Classic FM’s Simon Bates will play music from this CD all week, Tuesday to Friday between 8am and 12am.

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Notice Such Things in West Sussex

April 5, 2010

On April 25, Jon Lord will perform his new piece, To Notice Such Things, in Horsham, West Sussex.

Billed as ‘a very special idylic evening of classical string music with flute’, Jon Lord will be performing with members of the Bernardi Music Group with Festival Academy conducted by Paul Mann.

The full program for the evening is: Vaughan Williams‘ Greensleeves and Five Variants followed by Jon Lord’s Evening Song, The Telemann Experiment, To Notice Such Things and For Example.

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Have you noticed such things?

March 31, 2010

A penny for your thoughts. How do you like Jon Lord’s new album?

A few people already offered their thoughts on To Notice Such Things.

Add your own comments below or email them to us:

Dear Jon,
Thank you for another wonderful album. Love it so much but just can’t stop playing the instrumental version of ‘Evening Song’. Another triumph.
Vince Budd

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Jon Lord’s new album attracts great sales

March 30, 2010

Hitting the streets. On its first day of release, Jon Lord’s new album To Notice Such Things, raced up Amazon’s Movers And Shakers index, nestling nicely at no. 12 at the end of the day.

Amazon’s Movers & Shakers index identifies, by category, the biggest gainers in sales rank at in the past 24 hours.

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Review: ‘Quite an achievement’

March 27, 2010

Music Web International reviews Jon Lord’s new album To Notice Such Things.

‘To Notice Such Things is clearly a very personal and affecting portrait of Lord’s friendship with John Mortimer,’ opens the review which goes on to applaud the music with descriptive adjectives such as ‘warm vernal freshness’ … ‘invoking and reviving’ … ‘brusquely joyous strings’ … ‘a Shostakovich-like caustic serration to the string writing’ …

The review concludes, ‘this is a well presented, recorded and annotated album and one that will please those who respond to Finzian pastoral melancholy. Quite an achievement.’

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– I was just some guy with a ponytail playing piano

March 26, 2010

The Telegraph has interviewed Jon Lord about is new album, To Notice Such Things, out on March 26.

Jon Lord recounts how he most went unnoticed when he played piano for Sir John Mortimer’s Miscellany performances.

– I was just some guy with a ponytail playing piano. But every now and again, someone would come up and say ’You’re… aren’t you? What on earth are you doing here?’ I’d say, ‘Well I love the man, I love the show, and I wasn’t doing anything tonight’, explains Jon Lord.

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