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HOME PAGE SEPTEMBER 2017

Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941 – 6 September 2017)

The English composer Derek Bourgeois died last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. To read about his prolific output of works for wind band up to 2004, follow the links on this website: http://timreynish.com/repertoire/composers/

A third article will follow in October to bring readers up-to-date

Concerto for the Trombones and Wind Band (1977)
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Cotswold Symphony (1988)

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Two major Conferences this year, CBDNA in March in Kansas, and WASBE in July in Utrecht. I am left considering how many of the dozens of scores I heard will be worth playing again in years to come. Trips to Japan and Norway reminded me of two composers who have written music which I find exciting, sometimes beautiful and moving. My Homepage starts with discussing Stig Nordhagen and Yasuhide Ito, and I wondered whether anything I have heard is nearly as good as their best music. I hope to review the WASBE Conference when I get my full set of CDs.

It was very good to end an exciting summer with two days at the Norges Musikkorps Forbund conducting school in Stavanger, 140 students with a stellar faculty from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I was reminded of so many great things about music in Norway, not least this opera about a meeting between Grainger and Grieg for singers and wind ensemble by Norman Dello Joio’s son, Justin. Also incredible to meet Stig Nordhagen, one of the leading composers for wind and brass band, whose Euphonium Concerto we programmed at WASBE in 2003 in Sweden, and whose SymphonyNo 1 was played by the fine Norwegian Wind Orchestra in Taiwan in 2011. I wrote:

I have long had a fantasy that in most countries there are composers writing really good major works for wind band which are non-commercial and which are largely unknown to the conductors, bands, audiences and publishers; in Netherlands perhaps Bernard van Beurden, in China Chen Qian, in Sweden Csaba Deak, in Germany Richard Heller and Frank Zabel, while in Norway, my fantasy is fulfilled by Stig Nordhagen, a clarinettist with the orchestra in Kristiansand, whose Euphonium Concerto I really enjoyed in 2003 in Sweden. His Symphony No. 1 for Wind Band, Solitude Standing is certainly another major addition to the repertoire, one of the outstanding works of the Conference.


Earlier in the summer I had the good fortune to spend ten days in Tokyo, working with the magnificent Senzuko Gakuen and their conductor, Yasuhide Ito, a wonderful orchestral trainer, conductor and composer. He is best known for Gloriosa, but recently he has written some extremely significant works of great power and beauty.

Follow this link below to hear a performance of That which He taught us, a dramatic scena for soprano and baritone based on sayings by Buddha. An account of the teachings of Buddha and the words of this scena in English, German and Pali are attached. ….read more

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Tim

GORB Euphonium Concerto

With David Childs and Birch Browning, recording the Gorb Euphonium Concerto last spring at Cleveland University for Volume 12 of my International Repertoire Series, due out from Mark Custom in the Fall; this will include repertoire by Fricker, Pütz, Woolfenden, Marshall and Thorpe-Davie.

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MARK CUSTOM Recording Service

Recorded by Doyen and now re-issued by Mark Custom

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VOL. 8 52678-MCD Wind music by Richard Rodney Bennett & Irwin Bazelon

VOL. 9 52579-MCD Wind Music of Edward Gregson

VOL.10 52680-MCD Wind music by David Bedford, conductor Clark Rundell VOL.11 52691-MCD Wind music by Judith Bingham, Adam Gorb and Roger Marsh

INTERNATIONAL REPERTOIRE SERIES EXTENDED

I am so grateful to Mark Morette not only for recording all the WASBE Conference programmes, but also for developing my series.

COMPACT DISCS FROM MARK CUSTOM NOW AVAILABLE INTERNATIONAL REPERTOIRE

VOL. 1 – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WIND ENSEMBLE (4949-MCD)

Clarke, Nigel Samurai

Hesketh, Kenneth Diaghilev Dances

Lindberg, Christian Concerto for Wind Orchestra

Marshall, Christopher L’Homme Armé

Strens, Jules Danse Funambulesque

VOL.2 - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WIND ENSEMBLE (4949-MCD)

Bitensky, Laurence Awake, you Sleepers

Gorb, Adam Dances from Crete

Lindberg, Magnus Gran Duo

Rodrigo, Joaqin Per la flor del Lliri Blau

VOL.3 – ITHACA COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND (6733-MCD)

Bennett, Richard Rodney Trumpet Concerto 2nd Movement

Bourgeois, Derek Symphony of Winds

Carroll, Fergal Blackwater

Connor, Bill Tails aus dem Voods Vienoise

Ranki, Gyorgy King Pomade, Suite no 2

VOL.4 – ITHACA COLLEGEWIND ENSEMBLE (6804-MCD)

Bennett, Richard Rodney Reflections on a 16th Century Tune

Gorb, Adam Dances from Crete

Makris, Andreas Improvisations; Rhythms

Marshall, Christopher Reflections

Wengler, Marcel March from Versuche uber einen Marsch

VOL.5 – US MARINE BAND/SUNY FREDONIA/BAYLOR UNIVERSITY/ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE (8655-MCD)

Gorb, Adam Symphony no 1 in C

Gorb, Adam Adrenaline City

Hesketh, Kenneth Vranjanka

Orr, Buxton A John Gay Suite

Sallinen, Aulis A Palace Rhapsody

Taylor, Matthew Blasket Dances

VOL.6 – PHILHARMONIC WIND – SINGAPORE

Chai, Goh Toh Symphonie Bombastique

Gulda, Friedrich Cello Concerto

Hesketh, Kenneth Danceries Set 2

Marshall, Christopher U Trau

VOL. 7 – U.S. COAST GUARD BAND (9997-MCD) two discs, including discussion with Adam Gorb

Alarcon, Luis Serrano Concertango Movement 1

Bennett, Richard Rodney Elegy for Miles Davis

Gilmore, Bernard Five Folk Songs

Gorb, Adam Dances from Crete

Hesketh, Kenneth Masque

Ranki, Gyorgy King Pomade Suite no 2

Tomlinson, Ernest Suite of English Folk Dances

Wengler, Marcel March from Versuche uber einen Marsch

Recorded by Chandos THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND ORCHESTRA

CHAN 9549 Percy Grainger Works for Wind Orchestra volume 1

CHAN 9630 Percy Grainger works for Wind Orchestra volume 2

CHAN 9697 British Wind Band Classics, Holst & Vaughan Williams

CHAN 9805 German Wind Band Classics, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Toch & Blacher

CHAN 9897 French Wind Band Classics, Berlioz, Schmitt, Milhaud Bozza & Saint-Saens