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HOMEPAGE MARCH 2016

Tim Reynish

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

Born September 8, 1934-Died March 14, 2016

INSPIRATION FROM MAX

1961, Cirencester Grammar School, and a day watching a young music master called Peter Maxwell Davies! I had decided to quit horn playing at Sadler’s Wells Opera, and teach music at a Grammar School in Minehead, Somerset, and a few hours with Max changed my life. His class, with a group of 14 year olds, began with everyone sight singing and playing (if their voices had broken but not settled down) William Byrd’s 3 part Mass. Then the boys began introducing their own compositions, mainly little miniature music dramas, and the class ended with everyone performing part of a piece by Max, which I imagine was an early draft of O Magnum Mysterium, total inspiration. Without Max’s genius and personality, I could not even approach his style of teaching, but throughout my career I have tried to eschew “cheesey” music, whether teaching 11 year olds, working with the school orchestra, choir or opera, or in the last 40 years working with wind orchestras and ensembles. What a wonderful role model he proved to be.

2016 is 400th anniversary of the death of

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Why not programme a work by GUY WOOLFENDEN – browse below for his complete works

WORLD-WIDE-WOOLFENDEN

..where you will find performances of all of his works including:

Gallimaufry 1983 - from his music for Henry IV

Deo Gracias 1985 – from his music for Henry V

Illyrian Dances 1986 – from his music for Twelth Night

Curtain Call 1997 – from his music for Richard III

Bohemian Dances 2005 – from his music for A Winters Tale

NB In 2017 we celebrate the 80th Birthday of GUY WOOLFENDEN

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STEPHEN STUCKY

November 7 1949 – February 14 2016

Stephen Stucky, one of the leading American composers of the last half century. has died aged sixty six. Over twelve years he contributed five significant works for wind ensemble

Voyages for Cello and Wind Orchestra 1983-1984

Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell) 1992

Fanfares and Arias 1994

Threnos 1998

Hue and Cry 2006

Watch a Steven Stucky performance on video; control/click on

THRENOS played by Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, conductor Brent Johnson

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LOST STRAVINSKY WIND BAND WORK TURNS UP AFTER 100 YEARS

The discovery was made by a librarian and outlined in an article in The Guardian by Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh.

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TWO RCM COMPOSERS AT 90!

DEREK HEALEY born 2nd May 1926 in Wargrave UK

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JOSEPH HOROVITZ born 26th May 1926 in Vienna

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THREE WILLIAM REYNISH COMMISSIONS REQUIRING PREMIERES

2009 Norbert Palej Percussion Concerto

2014 Edwin Roxburgh Piano Concerto

2014 Matthew Taylor Bignor

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FOUR NEW WORKS FOR SCHOOL BAND

Spring Into Action Adam Gorb published Maecenas

Spring at Nine Stones Fergal Carroll published Maecenas

Cathedral Variations Fergal Carroll published Maecenas

Renaissance Revisited Derek Bourgeois published HaFaBra

For latest information on all Maecenas Publications, browse here

DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH Rolf Wilhelm

One of my favorite brass concertos is the charming Concertino for Tuba and Wind Band, published by Strube of Munich, info@strube.de, charming humorous, sometimes, jazzy but never corny. Checking on it to answer a query, I discovered that Rolf Wilhelm has also written a Concertino for Euphonium and Wind Bandplayed here by Steven Mead and the Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra.

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RECORDING OF THE QUARTER

NEWLY ISSUED BY NAXOS

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY

Conductor MARTIN SEGGELKE

House Plants in Terra Cotta Pots Roy Magnusson

Duae Cantatae Breves Sydney Hodkinson

Evening Music Jayce John Ogren

Sinfonia no 1 “Kaprekar” Francesco Jose Martinez

This much lauded series continues with a sequence of four premiere recordings played by the elite Illinois State University Wind Symphony. Roy Magnuson's House Plants in Terracotta Pots is described by the composer 'as a simple statement of something simply thought.' Sydney Hodkinson's expressive Duae Cantatae Breves explores the slow and meditative potential of the wind band. Jayce John Ogren's richly imagined and poetic Evening Music is followed by Francesco José Martínez Gallego's exciting, monumental Sinfonía No. 1 'Kaprekar'.

NEW MUSIC FROM AROUND EUROPE

LUXEMBOURG

PREMIERS by Marco Pütz

Festive Fanfare

6th January 2016, Stadthalle Gersthofen

Schwabisches Jugendblasorchester conductor Toni Scholl

Publisher www.Bronsheim.nl

Jubilee Vibrations, Concertino for Vibraphone and Band

20th January 2016 at 8.00pm

Fanfare Munipale Luzembourg-Bonnevoie

Conductor Roman Kerschen

Commissioned by Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg, to celebrate centenary of the Vibraphone

Publisher www.Bronsheim.nl

PORTUGAL

New WASBE Board member Alberto Roque has recently released two CDs which will be reviewed in my next edition of this Website:

NEW HARMONIEMUSIK works byAzevedo, Cachao, Faustino, Veyrier and Davis

REFLECTIONS works by Waespi, Penders, Hemel and Badings

SPAIN

Just released THE MUSIC OF OSCAR NAVARRO

The God’s Olympus – Symphonic Suite arr Navarro

Second Concerto for Clarinet arr Wind Band

The Fly

Andres Contrabandista – paso doble

WWM 500.199

Plans for 2016 include the premiere of a new piece for clarinet quartet and Wind Band, 3rd Concerto for Clarinet and Band and a commission for the Swiss Competition BKMV

SWEDEN

World Premiere of ROBOT GARDENS by CHRISTIAN LINDBERG

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christian Lindberg

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Friday 4th March 2015

OTHER WORKS FOR WIND ENSEMBLE by CHRISTIAN LINDBERG

1999 Mandrake in the Corner for Trombone and Wind Band

2000 Mandrake in the Corner for Two Trombones and Wind Band

2002 Behac Munroh for Trumpet Trombone and Wind Band

2003 Concerto for Winds and Percussion - commissioned by WASBE

2007 Brainrubbish for Wind Orchestra

2016 Chickabone Checkout – commissioned by Chicago Symphony

Wind Orchestra version to be premiere in May

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THAILAND

NARONG PRANGCHAROEN

Won Barlow Prize in 2014, commissioned to write LOKATTURA which was premiered by US Marine Band and Florida State University in 2015. To hear some of his music, browse on

MANTRA Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble conducted by Thanapol Satabrahmana with CCM Wind Symphony

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UNITED KINGDOM

PREMIERE BY KENNETH HESKETH

Kenneth Hesketh - In Ictu Oculi — world premiere of this 17-minute piece - “Three Meditations for Wind Orchestra”

NATIONAL YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE

Conductor Phillip Scott

Royal College of Music 2.15 Saturday 9th April

Percy Grainger - Colonial Song

Philip Sparke - Dance Movements

Saturday 23 April 2016

7.30pm

St. John’s Church, Waterloo

Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Conducted by John Holland

‘Best of British’

Adam Gorb – Adrenaline City

Stephen McNeff – Clarinet Concerto (soloist: Linda Merrick)

Guy Woolfenden – Illyrian Dances

Lucy Pankhurst – Four Sonnets [world premiere]

Buxton Orr – A John Gay Suite

WWI Centenary Epilogue:

Arthur Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow

Raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Ticket Prices - £12/£8 on the door; £10/£5 in advance

NBA/William D. Revelli Composition Contest Winners Announced

Due to the high quality of this year’s applications, the members of the selection committee were unable to determine a single winner. Therefore, two compositions were named winners of the 2015 NBA/William D. Revelli Composition Contest. Congratulations to John Mackey for his composition Wine-Dark Sea and to Paul Dooley for his composition Masks and Machines.

CONDUCTING COURSE Sherborne, United Kingdom

July 31st, 2016

International Wind Conducting Course with Mark Heron, Bjørn Sagstad and Cynthia Johnston Turner. Composer in residence: Martin Ellerby

http://www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk/windconducting.html