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Student and Teacher

Debbie Wiseman talks to Donald Macleod about her belief in lifelong learning and discusses her project to compose a new version of the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

Debbie Wiseman talks to Donald Macleod about her belief in lifelong learning,

Debbie Wiseman has over two hundred credits for her music, ranging from television and film, to the concert hall and music for royal pageantry. Not only is she a multi-award winning composer, but also a pianist and conductor, often performing in and recording her own works. Wiseman also works as a Visiting Professor at a number of academic institutions including the Royal College of Music. As a composer for the concert hall, Wiseman has collaborated with Hayley Westenra, Stephen Fry, Nigel Havers, Vanessa Redgrave and Alan Titchmarsh. She has provided music for two royal anniversaries, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated on the river Thames. Donald Macleod visits Debbie Wiseman at her home in London to discuss her long and varied career.

Today, they discuss Debbie's forays into music education. Wiseman attended Trinity College, Morley College and the Guildhall in London, and each of these institutions left a lasting impression. Today she enjoys giving lectures and masterclasses to students of her own. Wiseman also discusses the commission she received to compose a new version of the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Wilde (Wild West)
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

Judge John Deed (Man of Law)
Debbie Wiseman, piano

The Andrew Marr Show (Affairs Current)
Debbie Wiseman, piano

Tom & Viv (excerpts)
Studio Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

The Nightingale and the Rose
Stephen Fry, narrator
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor

Arsene Lupin (excerpts)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock, for BBC Wales

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Debbie Wiseman

    Wilde: Wild West

    Orchestra: Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • Silva Screen SILKED6057.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Judge John Deed: Man of Law

    Performer: Debbie Wiseman.
    • Warner 2564671888.
    • Warner.
    • 15.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    The Andrew Marr Show Theme (Affairs Current)

    Performer: Debbie Wiseman.
    • Warner 2564671888.
    • Warner.
    • 14.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Tom & Viv: Love Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • Sony SK64381.
    • Sony.
    • 12.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Tom & Viv: End Credits

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • Sony SK64381.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    The Nightingale and the Rose

    Narrator: Stephen Fry. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Teldec 8573815062.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Arsene Lupin: The Blue Lupin

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • EMI 724386362827.
    • EMI.
    • 22.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Arsene Lupin: Secret Passage

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman.
    • EMI 724386362827.
    • EMI.
    • 23.

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