Forthcoming releases from CaLo Music includes, Concerto for Alto Trombone and Brass Band, performed by the amazing Simon Cowen, principal trombone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vivaldissimo, my take on Vivaldi's Concerto for two violins in A minor. Both pieces are performed by the Rothwell Temperance Band under the direction of Dave Roberts. I will post the links as soon as I have them. I am currently working on a piano reduction of the concerto and will make them available through this page in the near future. Vivaldissimo will be published by Mode for Publishing and I will let you know a release date as soon as I have it.
Future projects will hopefully include new recordings of some other Brass Band works, including Battle Suite, Rhapsody on Shenandoah, Fragments (my variations on themes by Liszt) and my mammoth First Symphony. I'll keep you all updated on these and other projects.
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Please have a listen to Journey through the Mind's Eye which you will find on youtube and Soundcloud. The links are at the top of the page. Leave me a like (or dislike) and a comment would be nice too.
As a composer, always looking forward to the next challenge, I recently composed a Symphony for Brass Band and Percussion. This was a mammoth undertaking taking about 6 months to complete, 18 hour days and some terrible minutes.
The Symphony is based on the novel, Nation, written by Terry Pratchett, a story about 2 young people whose lives were changed forever by a tsunami. It's a charming novel, my favourite Terry Pratchett and massively inspiring.
Although it's a short book, it gave me a lot to think about, telling the story and my emotional response to it. The result was a Symphony that lasts an hour and ten minutes throwing up a multitude of interesting challenges.
Now I want to tell my story and get at least a recording if not a live performance which would be incredible. To do this, I'm going to need your help. The work requires a band of very high quality and sadly, such bands do not come cheap. I plan to raise the money, by hook or whatever, to finance a recording. I really hope you'll be able to help me out with whatever you can afford. Small donations are very welcome and I promise I will thank you personally.
So, head over to my campaign page you lovely people and be a part of Brass Band history.
Thank you all in advance.
PS. If you want to be informed about my journey in getting Symphony 1 recorded and performed, please consider signing up to my newsletter. I plan to give a candid retelling of my trials and tribulations.
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