Brass band

Letter from home

Written 2013-2015 | Duration: c. 6 minutes

Download: Soprano cornet, Solo cornet, Repiano cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo horn, 1st horn, 2nd horn, Baritone 1, Baritone 2, Solo trombone, 2nd trombone, Bass trombone, Euphonium, Bass in E-flat, Bass in B-flat

Letter From Home: full score

Distant Harbour

Written in 2006 | Duration: c.10 minutes

Download: Soprano cornet, Solo cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo horn, 1st horn, 2nd horn, 1st baritone, 2nd baritone, Solo trombone, 2nd trombone, Bass trombone, Euphonium, E-flat bass, B-flat bass

Distant Harbour: full score

NB: there is no repiano cornet part in this piece.

Design and Build

Written in 2003 | Duration: c.10 minutes

Download: Soprano cornet, Solo cornet, Repiano cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo horn, 1st horn, 2nd horn, 1st baritone, 2nd baritone, Solo trombone, 2nd trombone, Bass trombone, Euphonium, E-flat bass, B-flat bass

Design and Build: full score

Withington Suite

Written in 1999–2002 | Duration: c.17 minutes

Withington Suite is in five contrasting movements. The first movement is cool and unemotional; the second and third movements are nostalgic in tone, with a lyrical trombone solo in the third. The fourth movement has a darker character and is more contrapuntal. It was written in 2000 and is in a small way an homage to J.S. Bach, the 250th anniversary of whose death fell in that year. The fifth movement is more celebratory, and rides along on a wave of syncopated rhythms and rich chords.

Download: Soprano cornet, Solo cornet, Repiano cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo horn, 1st horn, 2nd horn, 1st baritone, 2nd baritone, Solo trombone, 2nd trombone, Bass trombone, Euphonium, E-flat bass, B-flat bass

Withington Suite (full score)

Rigoletto Variations

Written in 1998 (revised) | Duration: c.20 minutes

Rigoletto Variations – my first piece for brass band – was written in 1998, but went through several stages of revision and only reached its final version in 2013. It is based on the song ‘Questa o quella’ from Verdi’s opera Rigoletto.

Download: Soprano cornet, Solo cornet, Repiano cornet, 2nd cornet, 3rd cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo horn, 1st horn, 2nd horn, 1st baritone, 2nd baritone, Solo trombone, 2nd trombone, Bass trombone, Euphonium, E-flat bass, B-flat bass

Rigoletto Variations: full score