Thanks David, Gary, Samantha and Jack for your recent and thoughtful comments on a piece I posted a week or two back. (I'm commenting here as I don't want to bump the piece in question!) As Sam said in her post, those of us that participate in the Listening Room (as listeners or composers) are very fortunate indeed.
Anyway, this provides me with the chance to share my excitement about something GPO and the Listening Room has made possible for me. My orchestral suite 'Images of Bude' which I wrote last year (with encouragement from the Listening Room) is being performed in a few weeks time. The orchestra has already given it a run through, albeit at rehearsal - and even that is more than I could ever have expected in my wildest dreams!
The help and support provided by this forum is second to none. So thanks everyone.