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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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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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Three new titles released

Three new PMM titles have been released today.

Wind Band

Origins is a concerto for euphonium, commissioned by Marco Schneider, Adrian Schneider and the China Dunshan Symphonic Wind Orchestra. Origins has been performed regularly in China as well as at the ITEC (International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Linz,

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Fire in the Sky released on CD

Brass Band Leieland have released their new CD, featuring Fire in the Sky (the title track).

BBL won the first section of the National Brass Band competition in Belgium last year, performing Fire in the Sky as part of their winning performance.

Thanks to Wouter Loose and the band for recording this work.

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Two works featured on Harmen Vanhoorne’s new CD

Belgian cornet soloist, Harmen Vanhoorne has released his fantastic debut CD titled Fortune’s Fool, and it features two of my works for cornet and band; Apex and Manchester Concertino.

Harmen is one of three cornet players that I wrote Manchester Concertino for (Roger Webster and Jess Tredrea being the other two) –

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