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Apex solo parts

I get lots of requests for the solo part to Apex in various different keys and clefs (including for the Chinese Er-hu). So I have put them all in to one, free, downloadable file.

For the wind orchestra file, please head here: http://www.petermeechanmusic.co.uk/catalogue/apex/

For the brass band file,

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Starlight released on latest Fodens CD

patrons7_largeStarlight, in its band version, has been recorded by Fodens Band (conducted by Mike Fowles) and has just been released on their new CD, Patrons Choice XII.

More information and purchase details can be found here.

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Fenix Blue performance with Maidstone Wind Symphony and Tim Watson

PMM074 - Fenix Blue - cover A3Maidstone Wind Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Crowhurst, will be joined by saxophonist Tim Watson for a performance of Fenix Blue this weekend.

The concerto was commissioned by Tim, the title makes reference to the large blues influence in the piece,

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2014 part one…

Okay, well, it seems as though I am not very good at updating this very often, so when I say “2014 part one” the suggestion that there may be a part two, or even three or four may turn out, in the end, to have been misleading!

However,

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Interview in the British Bandsman

At the start of the year I was interviewed by the British Bandsman magazine (more info at:  www.britishbandsman.com). The interview is now on this site, and you can read it by clicking the image below.

British Bandsman Interview Jan 2013 Cover

With thanks to the British Bandsman

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Sword Pulling (Legend of King Arthur)

One of the questions I am asked the most is about the sword pulling noise in The Legend of King Arthur.

When I wrote this, instead of putting specific directions as to how to create the sound, I thought it better to allow the percussionists to be creative and come up with their own method,

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A lucky life

A couple of weeks ago, February 14th (I know – am such a romantic!) the Band of the Coldstream Guards, conducted by their Director of Music Darren Wolfendale, gave the world première of a work they commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Coldstream Guards Association.

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Performance of new work by The Band of the Coldstream Guards

The Band of The Coldstream Guards have commissioned a new work, Hougoumont, which will receive its world premier at their forthcoming concert in Cadogan Hall, London.

Based around events at Hougoumont Farm, which the Duke of Wellington himself said was the single battle that led to victory in the Battle of Waterloo,

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RNCM Festival of Brass 2013 Performances

Three of my works for brass were performed at this year’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Festival of Brass. It’s always one of my favourite weekends of the year, and the 2013 festival didn’t disappoint!

Fodens, conducted by Mike Fowles, gave a brilliant performance of Fire in the Sky (concert review here),

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New CD of my music released by Fodens Band

A new CD of my music for brass band has been released by Fodens Band, the current British Open and National Champions. Conducted by Mike Fowles, the band have produced a CD of outstanding playing quality – it’s a dream come true for a composer to receive such performances.

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Upcoming performances

Chicago, IL
Letters for Home
Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:30


Chicago, IL
Love Songs
Saturday, 10 February 2018


Liverpool, UK
Shadows of the Mersey (world premiere)
Saturday, 10 February 2018 19:30


Fox Valley, IL
Love Songs
Friday, 11 May 2018