Last week I attended the opening of St. Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, performed by H.R.H. The Princess Royal. This followed a major refurbishment of the Hall over the past three years. It is the oldest Music Hall in Scotland, having been built in 1763. At the opening a “Fanfare for St. Cecilia’s Hall” was performed, composed by Andrew Blair.
I asked the composer’s permission to code the fanfare to be played on Sonic Pi, a modern day instrument, which complements the many early keyboards in a large collection housed at the hall. (We heard a recital played on a Virginal made by Stephen Keene in London in 1668).
I have written an article about this on my blog here with some details of producing the code, and you can also hear the results of the two versions produced on Soundcloud, one using the in-built :tri synth and the other external trumpet samples: