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New Website being developed

MeechanMusic.com has been in development for several months now and is nearing a time when it can be officially launched.

Please bare with us as we test the site, making sure that it is in full operational order and that it looks pretty!

There will be some old links (such as in the imported blog posts) that will take a little time to change.

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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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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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The I.S.S. in Saskatoon…

…well sort of! Last week, the University of Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra, conducted by Darrin Oehlerking, gave the world premiere of a new work, titled I.S.S. Flyover. The piece came about following my visit as a clinician to the University last year (and also a few drinks with Darrin at the Midwest Clinic last December!

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Computer vs Handwritten notation when composing…is one better than the other?

After a series of discussions (attempted discussions really – the other protagonist never really answered any of my points) on Facebook recently, I thought I would write down something about how I compose and why I do it that way.

The first thing to say is that there is no right way and no wrong way –

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Recent Residencies

Over the last few months I have been on a few different trips to mainland Europe to attend performances and give lectures as well as produce a CD! Here are a few more details…

Koninklijke Harmonie Ste-Cecilia Zele are a brilliant band from Zele in north Belgium.

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Performances @ ITEC 2012

At the end of June I attended ITEC 2012 (the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference) held in Linz, Upper Austria. I received 6 performances of my euphonium and tuba music during the conference, and I headed out to Linz to hear three of the performances.

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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