<p>Composer, arranger, and teacher, Christopher Norton is universally regarded as the leader in his field. Born in 1953, he is a New Zealand-born, now Canadian-based composer. </p><p>His long and fruitful association with Boosey &amp; Hawkes has resulted in the world-famous <em>Microjazz </em>series<em>, </em>the<em> Preludes </em>for piano, 2 <em>Concert Collections</em> for piano and, with his wife Wendy, 30 <em>Micromusicals</em>.</p><p>In 2005 he wrote <em>Connections for Pian</em>o for the RCM. The series is now owned by Christopher and published by his own company, www.80dayspublishing.com. In 2006 he wrote <em>American Popular Piano </em>for Novus Via Publications.</p><p>Christopher is in high demand for his unique and creative presentations, both live and on line. He offers sessions ranging from improvisation coaching for private teachers to adjudicating non-competitive piano festivals with literally thousands of student entries; from offering personal, intensive master class sessions at all levels to lectures in advanced composition. Everywhere he goes, his fresh and uplifting approach to music never fails to inspire and enlighten all who attend. </p><p>In the last 5 years, Christopher has written a series of concert works A very well received <em>Jazz Piano Sonata</em>, an <em>Italian Suite</em> for 2 Pianos, a <em>Turkish-Anatolian Suite </em>for 2 pianos and an <em>Idaho Suite</em> for solo piano are among the many new publications from 80dayspublishing.</p><p>Christopher now lives, with his wife, another published composer, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.<br/>Links:<br/>Youtube channel: <a href='http://www.youtube.com/christophermicrojazz'>www.youtube.com/christophermicrojazz</a><br/>Website (Boosey &amp; Hawkes) www.christophernorton,com<br/>Facebook: <a href='http://facebook.com/christophernortoncomposer'>facebook.com/christophernortoncomposer</a><br/>Soundcloud: <a href='http://www.soundcloud.com/nortonchristopher'>www.soundcloud.com/nortonchristopher</a><br/><br/>Top 5 Songs of Encouragement:<br/>1) &quot;I&apos;ll See You Again&quot; by Noel Coward, sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy<br/><a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bA_G1twjCo&amp;t=3s'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bA_G1twjCo&amp;t=3s</a><br/><br/>2) &quot;Christ on the Mount of Olives&quot; Op. 85 Hallelujah by Beethoven performed by UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Chorale,  and Angeles Chorale<br/><a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKWcn7bqsQ&amp;t=4s'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKWcn7bqsQ&amp;t=4s</a><br/><br/>3) Debussy Cello Sonata with Cellist Eve-Marie Caravassilis and pianist Jean-Bernard Marie of the London Symphony Orchestra<br/><a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBNS3PQkww&amp;t=3s'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBNS3PQkww&amp;t=3s</a><br/><br/>4) &quot;So What&quot; by Miles Davis<br/><a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNTltOGh5c'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNTltOGh5c</a><br/><br/>5) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Martha Agerich with the Singapore Symphony<br/><a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0SwRoYAW0&amp;t=143s'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0SwRoYAW0&amp;t=143s</a><br/><br/><br/></p><p>Keep this podcast Ad Free by going to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Encouragement">https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Encouragement</a>&nbsp;today to make a one-time donation or become a monthly member.</p><a rel="payment" href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Encouragement">Support the show</a> (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Encouragement)

Sounds of Encouragement

Melissa Slocum and Friends

Interview with Composer, Pianist, Arranger Christopher Norton

JAN 7, 202281 MIN
Sounds of Encouragement

Interview with Composer, Pianist, Arranger Christopher Norton

JAN 7, 202281 MIN

Description

Composer, arranger, and teacher, Christopher Norton is universally regarded as the leader in his field. Born in 1953, he is a New Zealand-born, now Canadian-based composer. 

His long and fruitful association with Boosey & Hawkes has resulted in the world-famous Microjazz series, the Preludes for piano, 2 Concert Collections for piano and, with his wife Wendy, 30 Micromusicals.

In 2005 he wrote Connections for Piano for the RCM. The series is now owned by Christopher and published by his own company, www.80dayspublishing.com. In 2006 he wrote American Popular Piano for Novus Via Publications.

Christopher is in high demand for his unique and creative presentations, both live and on line. He offers sessions ranging from improvisation coaching for private teachers to adjudicating non-competitive piano festivals with literally thousands of student entries; from offering personal, intensive master class sessions at all levels to lectures in advanced composition. Everywhere he goes, his fresh and uplifting approach to music never fails to inspire and enlighten all who attend. 

In the last 5 years, Christopher has written a series of concert works A very well received Jazz Piano Sonata, an Italian Suite for 2 Pianos, a Turkish-Anatolian Suite for 2 pianos and an Idaho Suite for solo piano are among the many new publications from 80dayspublishing.

Christopher now lives, with his wife, another published composer, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Links:
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/christophermicrojazz
Website (Boosey & Hawkes) www.christophernorton,com
Facebook: facebook.com/christophernortoncomposer
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/nortonchristopher

Top 5 Songs of Encouragement:
1) "I'll See You Again" by Noel Coward, sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bA_G1twjCo&t=3s

2) "Christ on the Mount of Olives" Op. 85 Hallelujah by Beethoven performed by UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Chorale,  and Angeles Chorale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKWcn7bqsQ&t=4s

3) Debussy Cello Sonata with Cellist Eve-Marie Caravassilis and pianist Jean-Bernard Marie of the London Symphony Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBNS3PQkww&t=3s

4) "So What" by Miles Davis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNTltOGh5c

5) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by Martha Agerich with the Singapore Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0SwRoYAW0&t=143s


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