Bringing the works of great composers back to life
Professor Jeremy Dibble, in our Department of Music, has helped to revive the forgotten works of two of the late 19th and early 20th century’s most famous composers.
Music by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and Sir Hubert Parry is now being performed and recorded for the first time ever, or in decades, thanks to Professor Dibble’s work.
The music featured in this video is Sanctus from Stanford's mass Via Victrix (SRCD 382) performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales courtesy of Lyrita Recorded Edition.
From our student blogClimbing the Cathedral Tower
In this blog PhD student, Katie describes her experience as she finally got to climb the central tower at Durham Cathedral.
This is a rite of passage for many students, but since the tower was closed for restoration work in 2015 and the Cathedral gained a hat of scaffolding, these plans have been thwarted.
After climbing the 325 steps to the top, Katie was able to spot all the places she lived and studied as both an undergraduate and postgraduate, and even where her husband proposed!