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HOME PAGE DECEMBER 1st 2018

Have a great Mid-West, a wonderful Christmas, Hannukah, Yule, Saturnalia, Diwali, Poya, or, if you are American, National Fruit Cake Month!

SELECTING REPERTOIRE FOR NEXT SEASON

In a few days, many people will travel to Chicago to meet old friends and colleagues, and to search out new repertoire for consideration for next season. Browse this home page for ideas and save a lot of money.

I'd much rather hear you make a mess of typical modern music than to hear you tootle-ing forever at a lot of baby's stuff.'

Percy Grainger wrote this in 1943, seventy five years ago. How far have we moved the wind band and wind ensemble since then?



Tim

NEWS

REPERTOIRE FOR AMATEUR BANDS

I recently conducted a repertoire playthrough with the Cambridge Wind Band, introducing them to the following works by three of my favorite composers, whose music does not, to my mind, pander to the milksops of sissified mother’s darlings.






Kenneth Hesketh                 Masque (Faber)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGtj6jWAVns

 

Adam Gorb                  Bohemian Revelry (Maecenas)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YnunfpsUBQ&list=RD0YnunfpsUBQ&start_radio=1 

 

Guy Woolfenden          Celebration (Ariel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nP9DwF4o1Q

 

Luis Serrano Alarcon   A British Paso Doble  (Alarcon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=111&v=65-Piwetwa

 

Two great conferences in 2019, CBDNA in Arizona, February 20-23, and WASBE in Bunol, Spain, July 10–13.

GRAINGER ON TACKLING DIFFICULT MUSIC - 1943

I hate forcing my will on the fold. But still more to I hate shielding-the-wind from all these milksops of sissified mother's darlings who sit there yawning in the band, thinking they've played everything & know everything. If they want me to do anything with them I'll jolly well see to it that they get something to chew on & taste some of the rocks on the rocky road of now-tiney tone-art. Not that that the young folks do want me to do anything with them, much. When I draw near the wind-band or the string-wind-band I always think I hear soundless groans from the young folk & from their loving guides. Everyone (outcounting me) wants the young folks... to have so much joy in their tone-art... As I said to them at the last rehearsal of Lincolnshire Posy, anent the changing barrings:

'Don't mind if you play a few wrong notes; don't mind if you get the rhythms wrong. Please don't think I will suffer if you do. My job is to show you what modern music is like. These irregular barrings were started over 40 years ago, so its about time you begin to get used to them. I'd much rather hear you make a mess of typical modern music than to hear you tootle-ing forever at a lot of baby's stuff.'

INTERNATIONAL REPERTOIRE RECORDINGS

A few non-commercial repertoire ideas for next season. CDs available from Mark Custom or from Amazon

 

VOL.11 ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND ORCHESTRA  - (52691 – MCD)

Conductor Timothy Reynish       Marimba  Simone Rebello

Elements: Suite for Percussion and Wind Ensemble  (1998)

Adam Gorb

England

Three American Icons; Suite for Wind Ensemble and Percussion   (1997)

Judith Bingham

England

Heathcote’s Inferno  (1996)

Roger Marsh

England

 

 

 

VOL.10 ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND ORCHESTRA   (52580 – MCD)

Conductor Clark Rundell               THE MUSIC OF DAVID BEDFORD

Praeludium   (1990)

 

 

Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves (1984)

 

 

Canons and Cadenzas   (1995-6)

 

 

Sea and Sky and Golden Hill  (1985)

 

 

Ronde for Isolde  (1986)

 

 

 

 

 

VOL.9 ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND ORCHESTRA  (52579 – MCD)

MANCHESTER BOYS CHOIR         THE MUSIC OF EDWARD GREGSON

Henry Herford baritone                James Keenan  treble

Conductors Edward Gregson        Timothy Reynish

Celebration  (1991)

 

 

Metamorphoses  (1979)

 

 

Miss Brevis Pacem   (1987)

 

 

The Sword and the Crown  (1991)

 

 

Festivo  (1985)

 

 

 

 

 

VOL.8 ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC WIND ORCHESTRA  (52578 – MCD) Conductor Timothy Reynish       Trumpet Martin Winter

MORNING MUSIC – MIDNIGHT MUSIC

Morning Music (1987)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England/USA

Trumpet Concerto (1993)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England/USA

The Four Seasons  (1991)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England/USA

Midnight Music  (1991)

Irwin Bazelon

USA

 

 

 

 

 VOL7 – U S COAST GUARD BAND (9979-MCD)                            

Megan Weikleenget – Soprano; Greg Case – Alto Saxophone;

Thomas Brown - Trumpet

Masque (2001)

Kenneth Hesketh

England

King Pomade’s New Clothes (1954)

Ranki Gyorgy

Hungary

Five Folk Songs (1966)

Bernard Gilmore

USA

Suite of English Folk Dances (1952)

Ernest Tomnlinson

England

Concertango Mvt 1 (2004)

Luis Serrano Alarcon

Spain

Elegy for Miles Davis (1993)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England

Dances from Crete (2003)

Adam Gorb

England

Marsch from “die Versuchung” (1981)

Marcel Wengler

Luxembourg

 

VOL6 – PHILHARMONIC WINDS, SINGAPORE  (9576–MCD)

Li-Wei Qin – Cello *     Zechariah Goh Toh Chai – Conductor **

Danceries Set 2  (2011)

Kenneth Hesketh

England

U Trau  (2014)

Christopher Marshall

New Zealand

Concerto for Violoncello and Wind*  (1980)

Friedrich Gulda

Austria

Symphonie Bombastique**  (2008)

Zechariah Goh Toh Chai

Singapore

 

VOL.5 – LIVE IN CONCERT  (8655-MCD)

Irish Youth Wind Ensemble *

SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble**

Baylor University Wind Ensemble***

United States Marine Band “The President’s Own”****

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Wind Ensemble*****

A John Gay Suite****  (1973)

Buxton Orr

England

The Palace Rhapsody***( 1997)

Aulis Sallinen

Finland

Symphony No 1 in C*** (2000)

Adam Gorb

England

Vranjanka*   (2005)

Kenneth Hesketh

England

Blasket Dances** (2001)

Matthew Taylor

England

Adrenaline City***** (2006)

Adam Gorb

England

 

VOL. 4 – ITHACA COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE (6804-MCD)

Improvisations-Rhythms (1975)

Andreas Makris

Greece/USA

Reflections (2000)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England/USA

L’Homme Armé (2003)

Christopher Marshall

New Zealand

Resonance (2006)

Christopher Marshall

New Zealand

Dances from Crete (2003)

Adam Gorb

England

Marsch (1981)

Marcel Wengler

Luxembourg

 

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

King Pomade Suite no 2 (1953)

Ranki Gyorgy

Hungary

Elegy for Miles Davis (1993)

Richard Rodney Bennett

England/USA

Symphony of Winds (1981)

Derek Bourgeois

Majorca

Blackwater (2006)

Fergal Carroll

Ireland

Tails aus dem Voods Viennoise (1992)

Bill Connor

Wales

 

VOL. 2 – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WIND ENSEMBLE (5347-MCD)

Dances from Crete (2003)

Adam Gorb

England

Gran Duo (2000)

Magnus Lindberg

Finland

Awake, You Sleepers (2002)

Laurence Bitensky

USA

Per la Flor del Lliri Blau (1934)

Joaquin Rodrigo

Spain

 

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

Samurai (1995)

Nigel Clarke

England

Diaghilev Dances (2003)

Kenneth Hesketh

England

Danse Funambulesque (1930)

Jules Strens

Belgium

L’Homme Armé (2003)

Christopher Marshall

New Zealand

Danse Funambulesque (1930)

Jules Strens

Belgium

Concerto for Wind Orchestra (2003)

Christian Lindberg

Sweden

CSABA DEAK

born Budapest 16th April 1932

died 23rd February 2018

One of the most significant composers of wind music of our times has recently passed away.