Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra are inviting performers of all standards for a socially-distanced performance of ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s The Planets
Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are inviting performers of all standards to join in with a socially-distanced performance of ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s The Planets - either by putting together a street ensemble, or performing alone somewhere significant to their local area.
Solo performers can download the sheet music from nyo.org.uk, and there is also a five-part arrangement for instrumentalists who want to perform together.
NYO is also asking singers to perform ‘Song of the Planet’, a song with new lyrics by poet Probably Tomfoolery, best-known for his poem, ‘The Great Realisation’, which shares a perspective on living through the coronavirus pandemic.
Musicians who create music at home using phones or computers, who may not consider themselves to be ‘composers’, are also invited to take part in the project. Teenage composer Lizzy Gur, who was in NYO from 2016-19, has created a digital toolkit of MP3 sound files to download, which can be remixed on any production software.
NYO is asking that every performance, whether physical or digital, be shared using the hashtag #NYOMusicalPlanet.
Watch the video below for an introduction to the project from NYO musicians: