Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell!

Believe it or not it is Canadian singer, songwriter, and artist Joni Mitchell’s 71st birthday today, Congratulations, Joni, from all at TubaTowers!

Joni Mitchell

Regular visitors to these pages will know that InnerTuba is keen to promote the creation and performance of new music for tuba, both as a soloist and with various ensembles.

Joni Mitchell is the composer of ‘A Case of You’, a song that is very dear to InnerTuba’s heart. I am eternally grateful to Joni’s Management Team for all the various permissions (and the speed with which they were granted) that have allowed John Iveson to arrange it so beautifully for band plus solo tuba, and for InnerTuba to perform it in public.

The very first performance was in the wonderful setting of Cartmel Priory, Cumbria, accompanied by the award winning Flookburgh Band, under John Iveson’s baton.

Tim Churchill and Dave Weatherley, of morecambe bay movie makers, were on hand to capture this special event and it seems appropriate to present their finished feature as a birthday gift, from all of us, to Joni Mitchell on this, her special day.

Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell, we hope you enjoy!

Jon Hodkin – A Case of You from Tim Churchill on Vimeo.

This wonderful piece will next be performed as part of the ‘Concert & Service of Remembrance’ to be held at The Platform, Morecambe, on Saturday 8th November, 2014, featuring Morecambe Band.

InnerTuba Morecambe Band Service of Rememberance Concert Morecambe Platform

 

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