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A2 Music Student Gains Full Marks for Composing!

Ruby James gained full marks in the composition module at A2 level (2017) – the first time a student has achieved this at AGGS!

On English Greens‘ is a beautiful piece written for string quartet, inspired by Ruby’s love of  English ‘pastoral’ music, particularly that of Vaughan Williams, and also her love of folk music.

The piece is performed by the Picadilly String Quartet and was recorded in April 2017.


Y13 – String composition workshop at The Manchester Grammar School

CompositionThree Y13 students studying A2 Music to take their A level compositions to be performed and critiqued by the Danels’ professional string quartet at MGS – an invaluable trip which enables our students to strive for the next level in terms of excellence in writing for the challenging medium of the string quartet.

Ruby singing her own composition at a string composition workshop

Ruby sings with DanelsRuby sings with DanelsRuby J, a Year 12 Music student, was singing with the Danel string quartet at the recent string composition workshop at Manchester Grammar School.

The piece they were playing with her is her AS composition – a song accompanied by quartet entitled ‘White Rose’

Well done Ruby!