The sea makes up a large part of Deptford’s history, informs owner of Vinyl, Ronnie Morrow.
So I’m currently listening and researching music associated with the Royal Navy docks… and what sort of instruments we can incorporate into a piece which connects to Deptford’s rich nautical past.
And this was useful….
The Bands of the Royal Marines are distinctive in always being led on parade by their immaculate Corps of Drums, as well as doubling in an orchestral role. Music has long played a part in daily life aboard ship, with the singing of sea shanties and the ship’s fiddler relieving the tedium of a long voyage. As long ago as the days of Drake and Hawkins, the drummer’s rhythm would advise the changing watches or be used to “beat to action”. Ships’ bands came to develop from this.