If you want to spend a delightful several minutes reading about an interesting and talented person, type www.stephendunstone.com into your URL bar. You’ll read about a multi-talented yet humble musician who has lead a very interesting life. In England. This life includes being a member of the Westminster Abbey Boys Choir. (You really must read the humorous banter about sermons.) Among other things, he was an ace recorder player in primary school, where he also learned piano and violin. Prompted by his mother, he became a Westminster College Quirster. We had to look that up: When William of Wyiemam founded Winchester College in 1382 he made provision for 16 young boys between the ages of 9 and 13 to sing in the chapel. The school has maintained this same choral foundation for more than 600 years and the Quiristers, or Qs as they are usually known, form a vital part of Winchester College’s Chapel Choir. The lower parts of the Chapel Choir are sung by senior boys from the school, some of whom have themselves been Qs. For more information see https://www.winchestercollege.org/quiristers.
Because of that, he went on to Winchester, had Robert Bottone as his piano teacher, got a Choral Exhibition to Cambridge to sing in Clare Choir. (John Rutter was there at the same time). Really, just take a look at his website for an enjoyable read.
We’ve highlighted 4 of the pieces we now carry. (Just click on a cover picture to be taken to the description). We’ll soon have more. It is also possible to give harp 1 to a flute player and harp 4 to a cellist for an interesting trio sound. Stephen has a you tube site with some humorous and unique offerings. (Scroll under the cover pictures.) He also has a SoundCloud presence. Click HERE to see the Dunstone music we currently carry: