Main content

Talking Music - Soloists: Stuart Murdoch

Stuart Murdoch from pop group Belle & Sebastian talks about his orchestral pop project ‘God Help the Girl’. He is honest in the fact that as a youngster he had no interest in orchestras or classical music but that an interest grew as he did. Stuart talks about being heavily influenced by Phil Spector and his ambition to create 3 minute symphonies. He describes the practicalities of working with orchestras and the need for them to feel integral to the music, not just an enhancement.

Features the BBC SSO rehearsing a number of ‘God Help the Girl’ songs.

Release date:


10 minutes


Role Contributor
Performer Stuart Murdoch

This clip is from