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HOMEPAGE OCTOBER 2014

I remember back in 1983 H Robert Reynolds saying to me that “All we can do is to make things better for the next generation”. I have tried to help by launching a series of over 100 commissions in the past thirty years.

PREMIERES AVAILABLE

It was good to find a performance of Matthew Taylor’s BLASKET DANCES on the web. Browse on the title to hear a performance by the Adelaide Wind Orchestra. I have commissioned a new piece titled Bignor by Matthew, due in Spring 2015. Does anyone want a premiere? I have also commissioned a new Piano Concerto from Eddie Roxburgh which should be ready next year, also needing a premiere

In thirty years, there has been a vast explosion of new music and new technology to increase our awareness, and yet the wind band world seems obsessed by the activity rather than the art. The web is full of news of concerts, premieres, tours, recordings, but rarely mentions the music. Several links are included below to full performances.

Hong Kong

Two weeks spent in Hong Kong working for the Hong Kong International Band Fair 2014 introduced me to several new pieces worth passing on to friends and colleagues, and these are included below, together with new works from Australia and USA and two discoveries from France.

Have a great Autumn or summer, and great music making.

Please send any news to timreynish@tiscali.co.uk





INDEX

USA Premiere September 25th

English Premieres in October

New work by the distinguished Danish Composer, Poul Ruuders

Two rediscovered 19th Century French Scores

Two works for School Band from Australia

Three more works for school band

Spanish premiere in Hong Kong and saxophone concerto.

Italian Premiere by Sydney Conservatorium

Double Concerto piano, harp and wind orchestra by Waespi

New UK Flute Concerto by Andy Scott

USA Premieres – two recent Saxophone Concerti

USA Premieres by Alarcon, Abigana and Childs

CBDNA Conference

WASBE Conference

Review of Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West

USA PREMIERE IN SEPTEMBER

Robert Beaser

World Premiere of Robert Beaser'sThe End of Knowing at Michigan State University

On September 25, Kevin Sedatole leads the Michigan State University Band in the world premiere of Robert Beaser's The End of Knowing, for soprano, baritone and wind ensemble. The premiere takes place at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and features soprano Lindsay Kesselman and baritone Benjamin Park as soloists.

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ENGLISH PREMIERES IN OCTOBER

Simon Dobson

SILENT FILM SCORE BY SIMON DOBSON

PREMIERE 16TH OCTOBER

BY THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES

At the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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TRINITY LABAN WIND ORCHESTRA

GREAT HALL, BLACKHEATH HALLS

23 Lee Rd, London SE3 9RQ

Thursday 23rd October

Conductor Timothy Reynish

Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments/Constant Lambert

New Work/Will Handysides World Premiere

Concerto for Horn and Wind Band/Elgar Howarth World premiere of revised version

Redwood Tree

The Redwood Tree/Joe Dudell World Premiere of revised edition

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POUL RUUDERS - New work by the distinguished Danish Composer

World Premiere 01 JUN 2012

Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
DR SymfoniOrkestret
Paul Meyer, conductor

POUL RUDERS
Sonatas

Bartok Hall, Debrecen, Hungary 8th July 2014
Nanset Wind Ensemble, conductor Odd Terje Lysebo

Orchestration 4(pic).4(ca).4(2bcl.cbcl).4(cbn)/6441/timp.3perc/hp.pf

Duration 20 minutes

The present suite SONATAS is a composition subtitled ´six pieces of music for large wind ensemble, percussion, piano and harp´. It opens with a REVEILLE, a short ´wake-up call´, a fanfare opening the gate into what follows. The second movement is called PASTORALE and certainly is that, a peaceful unfolding of gentle chords and sounds of a bucolic nature. Nothing dramatic happens, whereas in the third movement SCHERZO the woodwinds chase each other in a wild relay run. Then, all of a sudden, the mood changes, and we are plunged right into the middle of the darkest night. In the NOCTURNE, unnervingly subtitled sinistro, the low rumbling chords in the trombones and prickly outbursts in oboes and horns form the sinister backdrop to this wordless Grand Guignol. Which merges seamlessly into PANORAMA, an unfolding festive, almost pageant like ´sound-scape´of dancing rhytms and jubilant scales. Slowly, however, the tempo drops and the former boisterous body of sound is being slowly and mercilessly ´skeletonized´ - and at the end there is nothing left. RETRAITE - "the last post". The day is over, the sun sets.

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TWO RE-DISCOVERED ROMANTIC FRENCH SCORES

Gabriel Parés

RICHILDE OVERTURE (1894)

Gabriel Parés (1860 – 1934)

Arranged for contemporary band by Tomohiro Tatebe

Grade : 6 Duration : 9:30 $125.00 from Bravo Music

Browse on the title for a link to a full performance by the Kosei Wind Orchestra of Tokyo

Ctrl + Click on title to hear work

Ctrl +Click on composer for link to publisher

Paul Ladmirault

LES SABLAISES (1896)

Paul Ladmirault (1877 – 1944)

Published on May 7, 2014

Suite pour harmonie de Paul LADMIRAULT. Vers 1896.
En 3 mouvements:
-Gigue
-Pantomime et passepied
-Sous les pins.
Musique des gardiens de la Paix, direction Désiré DONDEYNE

Ctrl + Click on title to hear work

Ctrl + Click on composer for link to website

TWO WORKS FOR SCHOOL BANDS BY JODIE BLACKSHAW

Jodie Blackshaw

For beginning bands

WHIRLWIND

winner of the first Ticheli Composition contest 2006

For more experiences bands

INTO THE SUN

Ctrl + Click on titles to hear works

THREE MORE WORKS FOR SCHOOL BAND

Summer Dances Adam Gorb

Published by HaFaBra duration 11.30

The Siege of Kenilworth Daniel Basford

Published by HaFaBra duration 11.30

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Basford

Daniel Basford was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1983. He learnt piano, cello, bassoon and percussion before turning to composition at fifteen. He studied with Kate Romano in 2000 and entered the Royal Northern College of Music in 2001, studying with David Horne. In 2005 he also attended the Britten-Pears Young Artists Contemporary Composition course, studying with Magnus Lindberg and Colin Matthews.

ALL STARS ARE LOVE STEVE BRYANT

Published by http://www.stevenbryant.com/music.php

Composer Steven Bryant’s new composition, "all stars are love," was premiered by the Colorado Wind Ensemble under the direction of Matthew J. Roeder on Sunday, April 6, at 3:00pm at the Lone Tree Arts Center

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RECENT OR UPCOMING PREMIERES

HONG KONG

Three Sketches for Wind Orchestra /Luis Serrano Alarcon September 9

Hong Kong Band Directors Association Wind Orchestra

Luis Serrano Alarcón, guest conductor

The program includes, among other pieces, the Asian Premiere of Symphony for Wind Orchestra, and the World Premiere of Three Sketches for Wind Ensemble commissioned by the Association.

At the recent Hong Kong International Band Fair

ITALY

Hivemind

Ctrl + Click on title to hear work

World Premiere of Hivemind by Peter Van Zandt Lane commissioned and premiered by the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony, John P. Lynch, conductor. Performance 25th July at the Verona Conservatoria (during the Sydney Conservatorium's Summer Estivo Festival).

SWITZERLAND

Double Concerto piano, harp and wind orchestra by Waespi

World premiere 2nd February 2014

Stadtharmonie Zurich Oerlikon-Seebach conductor Carlo Balmelli

Ctrl click on title to hear performance

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USA

TWO PREMIERES THIS AUTUMN

B-Side Concerto/Luis Serrano Alarcon

World Premiere October 19

The University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Dr. Matthew George, director

As the Wood Smoke Rises/Brett Abigana

World Premiere Wednesday December 17

US Navy Band, conductor Brian Walden

Midwest Clinic, Chicago

RECENT PREMIERES

NEW FLUTE CONCERTO IN UK

Andy Scott’s Fujiko premiere for flute and wind band

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Rachel Smith

Fujiko, Andy Scott’s atmospheric piece, was premiered in a new version for solo flute and wind band in April. Rachel Smith, principal flute with the Band of the Coldstream Guards, gave the premiere in the band’s concert at Cadogan Hall on 23rd April to celebrate St. George’s Day.

Fujiko was originally composed for nine piece clarinet ensemble, commissioned hby the the British Clarinet Ensemble. It is a beautifully scored reflective and melancholy piece with a Japanese landscape. A Number of other versions exist, including arrangements for clarinet and piano, Bb saxophone and piano, and brass band.

It is published by Astute Music.

TWO NEW SAXOPHONE CONCERTI

Concerto for Alto Saxophone Steve Bryant

World Premiere 22nd April Joe Lulloff with MichiganState University Wind Symphony, Conductor Kevin Sedatole

April 17, 2014 concert in Baldwin

Duke University Wind Symphony

8pm, Free Admission

World Premiere of David Garner's Soprano Saxophone Concerto with Susan Fancher, soprano saxophone solo

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone David Garner

World Premiere April 17, 2014, with Susan Fancher and Duke University Wind Symphony

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Ctrl and Click above to hear performance

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AFTERGLOW (2014) PETER CHILD (B. 1953)

Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble

Ariana Kim, violin; Young-Nam Kim, violin; Daniel Kim, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello

World Premiere

Friday, March 14, 2014 | 8PM

Kresge Auditorium, MIT

The music of Afterglow is slow and serene; it has a twilight mood, except when it erupts into a 2-minute ruckus at the end. The music stops with every phrase, whose last chords echo lengthily, first the string quartet, with echoes and afterglows in the winds, then the winds, with echoes and afterglows in the strings and percussion. The onset of rhythmic, dance-like music at the end is sudden and unanticipated.

Peter Child

Contact Peter Child <child@MIT.EDU>

DOWN THE LONELY PATH - BRETT ABIGANA

Click on composer’s name for more information

Premiered April 23rd at Carnegie Hall
Vista High School Wind Ensemble
Ralph Ewell, Director

New York International Music Festival

Presented by World Projects

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TWO CONFERENCES IN 2015

CBDNA MARCH 25 -28 TENNESSEE

2015 CBDNA National Conference

The 2015 National Conference will be in Nashville, Tennessee March 25-28, 2015. Hosted by Vanderbilt University, the conference will take place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as well as the Blair School of Music. The conference hotel will be the luxurious Loews Hotel, situated between the Schermerhorn and the Blair School. Please mark your calendars now to join us for this fantastic event.

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES ANNOUNCED


2015 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Columbus State University Wind Ensemble
Jaime Nix, Conductor

Florida State University Wind Orchestra
Richard Clary, Conductor

Indiana University Wind Ensemble
Steven Pratt, Conductor

James Madison Wind Symphony
Stephen Bolstad, Conductor

Temple University Wind Symphony
Emily Threinen, Conductor

The Ohio State University Wind Symphony
Russel Mikkelson, Conductor

University of Illinois Wind Symphony
Linda Moorhouse, Conductor

Vanderbilt University Wind Symphony
Thomas Verrier, Conductor

WASBE JULY 12-18 CALIFORNIA

Welcome!

to San Jose, California

Wasbe San Jose

Join us, July 12 - 18, 2015, for a gathering of the international wind band community for a week long celebration of music and education.

BRITISH WIND BAND SOUND


Review of Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West

LUDWIGSHAFEN

Conductors Tim Reynish & Jessica Kun

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