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Donald Macleod talks to Debbie Wiseman about her life outside of the composer's studio.

Donald Macleod talks to Debbie Wiseman about her life outside of the composer's studio.

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. Donald Macleod visits Debbie Wiseman at her home in London to discuss her long and varied career.

Today, Donald asks Debbie about her ventures into conducting, performing, and presenting.

Flood
Hayley Westenra, voice
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

Middletown (excerpts)
Studio Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

The Upper Hand (Joe & Diana)
Debbie Wiseman, piano

Joanna Lumley’s Nile (Journey of a Lifetime)
Debbie Wiseman, piano

Father Brown
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

Land Girls (While We’re Away)
The Geoff Pearce Little Big Band
Debbie Wiseman, conductor

The Selfish Giant
Vanessa Redgrave, narrator
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

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