Interview for BBC News • Thursday, June 17, 2010

Paul McCartney writing music for ballet

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Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he’s been commissioned to write the music for a ballet.

Details still need to be fleshed out but he’s already started work on the score and says he’s “enthusiastic” about it.

I’m interested in doing things I haven’t done before,” he said.

That offer came up and I love writing music, the two went together and I said, ‘Yeah,’ so I just accept things before I even know what I’m doing.

There’s no set deadline yet and when asked what the ballet would be about, McCartney admitted it was early days.

I don’t really know that much about it yet,” he admitted. “I’m just writing music for it, but it’s a switch!


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