June 2012 (Photo by Peter Barlow)
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BRASS and CONCERT BAND COMPOSITIONS
NEW WORK - ANZAC CENTENNIAL
In Flanders Fields - Three movement work based on WW1 poetry and depicting conflicts in France and Turkey. 18’ Suitable for A-B grade. Commissioned by The Boroondara Brass Band (Vic) for the ANZAC Centennial. Director, Danny van Bergen. B Grade Test Piece - 2015 Victorian Brass Band Championship, Ballarat. Recording will be available from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sport of Kings - competition/concert piece inspired by the sport of horse racing 11'' - suitable for D Grade (or above). Written for The Moonee Valley Brass Band and Musical Director Wally Pope.
Sunburnt Land - competition/concert piece inspired by Dorothea McKellar's poem I Love A Sunburnt Country 13' - suitable for A & B Grades. Performed by YBS Band (UK), Willebroek Band (Belgium) and National Australia Brass - recording available from the composer
Nearer My God To Thee - simple but modern hymn tune arrangement featuring the trombone section 4.5' - suitable for ALL Grades
Winds of Change - competition/concert piece inspired by the industrial revolution in northern England 13' - suitable for A Grade. Performed by YBS Band (UK and recorded on Doyen CD) and was the A Grade Test Piece for 2002 Australian National Band Championships
Tuba Concertino with piano or Concert Band c12' - 3 movement concertino of moderate difficulty. Performed by Per Forsberg and Caroline Almonte (piano) live on 3MBSFM on February 17, 2011. Performance scheduled with Per Forsberg , tuba and the Booroondara Concert Band late in 2012
Born To Battle - overture style concert piece 5' - suitable for A & B Grades. Performed by YBS Band (recorded on Doyen CD), International Staff Band (recorded on CD) and Melbourne Staff Band
Rhapsody on St Aelred - competition/concert piece based on the hymn tune St Aelred 10' - suitable for A & B Grades. Performed by YBS Band (recorded on Doyen CD), Melbourne Staff Band, Box Hill City Band, Brass Band Burgermusik Lucerne
Beethoven Variations - accessible competition/concert piece inspired by the theme from Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee) 13' - suitable for A to C Grades
Concertino for Euphonium and Concert Band (Under Capricorn) c15' - 3 movement concertino with high level of solo difficulty. Performed by Matthew Van Emmerik with The US Army Band, 'Pershing's Own' (Washington DC) in Virginia, January 2011 and The US Air Force Band (Washington DC) in Tucson, May 2010 and The Australian Army Band in Melbourne, April 2010
Vision of the Lost - competition/concert piece c13’. The title and inspiration for the piece were taken from a tract written by William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army. Was the B Grade Test Piece at the 2005 Australian National Band Championships in Adelaide.
SOLO and DUET COMPOSITIONS