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It is was great sadness that we report the death of Derek Bourgeois on September 6th 2017 after a brave fight against illness.
Derek wrote many fine works across the spectrum of ensembles, large and small - mostly large! He composed over 100 Symphonies and continued writing right up to his premature death.
As well as his ever popular 'Serenade', we are proud to publish his Trombone Concerto, written in the early 1980's for Christian Lindberg, which has become a classic as well as his finely-wrought 'Bridges over the River Cam', recalling his time at Cambridge University amongst other works.
He was truly a virtuoso composer of great gifts and a distinctive voice.
We will miss him greatly, He will live on through his music.
Latest News from G & M Brand:
As Geoffrey Brand celebrates his 90th Birthday G & M Brand Publications are delighted to bring you:
Geoffrey Brand 'Conducting - The Art of Communication' Part 1
Geoffrey Brand 'Conducting - The Art of Communication' Part 2
Latest Music Releases:Sussex Carol (cat#10312)
English Traditional arr. Michael Brand - Very Easy (USA Grade: 2)
Peace on Earth (cat#10313)
Arbeau's Orcesographie 1588 arr. Michael Brand - Easy (USA Grade: 3)
Personent Hodie (On this day the Earth shall ring) (cat#10314)
Finnish. Realised by Holst arr. Michael Brand - Very Easy (USA Grade: 2)
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Today's Featured Composer:
John Ireland (1879-1962)
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John Ireland was an English composer and contemporary of Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams. He studied at the Royal College of Music (London) and later taught composition there. (Benjamin Britten was one of his pupils.)
His most famous works are his Piano Concerto, `A London Overture' (for orchestra) and the choral work `These Things Shall Be'. He wrote two important pieces for Brass Band, namely `A Downland Suite' and `Comedy Overture', both considered to be masterpieces.
Both these works have now been transcribed for Concert Band and in addition,G & M Brand Publications publish `A Maritime Overture' a fine original work written in 1944.