Paul Sarcich - composer - arranger - conductor

events and teaching

events and teaching


Imaginary Dances
Thursday Feb 8 2018
Morley Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)
Morley College, London

Maranoa Songs
Feb 17 & 18 2018
ROCO Brass Quintet
Houston, Texas

All at Sevens and Eights for tenor saxophone and piano has been released by Cala Records on CACD77021 - The Mexican Connection, performed by the HD Duo from Sydney: Michael Duke and David Howie.

Project in Progress: 80-fingered Holst
The Morley College Festival is planned for revival in 2018, with the theme of The Planets, in tribute to the College's first Director of Music, Gustav Holst.
Paul is currently involved in arranging movements from Holst's suite The Planets for 4 pianos 16 hands for one of the concerts in the Festival. Concert dates will be posted when known.

Project in Progress: Bach orchestrated
Paul has been working with Australian-based Canadian violinist Alexandre da Costa on orchestrations of the Bach Chaconne - for soloist with chamber orchestra, string orchestra and string quartet. Alexandre plans to present the chamber orchestra version with the Orchestre de la Francophonie at the Festival classique des Hautes-Laurentides in Quebec. Dates will be posted when known.

The string quartet version is scheduled for 16 July at 1930hrs, at the Chappelle du Centre communautaire de Labelle.



Click here to hear:
By George - a Gershwin medly for Tuba-Euphonium ensemble



Paul Sarcich is scheduled to teach the following courses at  Morley College, London, in the 2017-18 academic year:

Click on the course titles to go the the Morley website page for that course.
Please note that A,B,C indicate Terms 1,2,3, and that all courses are one-year continuous.

Orchestral Conducting
A one-year course focusing on laying the foundations of a solid conducting technique. Classes comprise Friday night “theoretical” sessions and practice with a volunteer orchestra on Saturday afternoons.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory.

Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 2- 5pm

Downloadable PDF file of the term 1 2018 orchestral schedule

Pathways to Composition
This course is for students who have a solid theoretical background (have ABRSM Grade 6+ or equivalent). It will cover devices, techniques and styles in music in a categorical rather than chronological way, for those wishing to equip themselves to travel into composition, arranging and songwriting; or to gain greater insight and analytical tools to understand how music works. 

Thursdays 2.30pm-4.30pm

Composition Workshop
For students who wish to advance their compositional skills in a peer-group workshop. Each term will provide an opportunity to write for a specified instrument or group of instruments and have the works played at term end.

Mondays 2.30-4.30pm

Orchestration and  Arranging
A one-year course in orchestration and arranging/transcribing for small and large ensembles, encompassing symphonic, chamber, jazz and commercial styles.
Entrance by interview – candidates should show a solid knowledge of music reading and theory

Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm

Musicianship 1A
A course in basic music theory, including practical work, approximating to ABRSM Grade 4-5.
Course begins in Jan 2017. 

Mondays 6.30-8.00pm

Music Reading & Sightsinging
A practically-based course in musical literacy which also includes knowledge of necessary theory
Course begins Jan 2017

Mondays 11:30-13:00.
















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