Momentum for Tenor Horn and Piano was composed by Michael Forsyth in 1997. It also exists for French Horn and will therefore not appear in the original music list. However, for those of you who are curious, the piece can be ordered through Kookaburra Music. http://www.kookaburramusic.com
More soon about ‘Dance and Caprice’ – Ross Fiddess
Stan Nieuwenhuis, assistant-principal cornet of Belgian Brass Band Buizingen and member of Exit Brass, wrote a new piece for tenor horn, called ‘This Wicked Struggle’. The piece has three contiguous movements. The first movement has a returning resplendent theme with inbetween some lighter, irregular passages. The second, slow movement, is shaped like a wave with a climax in the middle. A cadenza makes the transition to the third movement, which is rapid and full off technical challenges for the soloist. The title of the work is referring to the musical challenge and to the influences of genres like disco and rock.
You want to know why our instrument is sometimes called tenor horn and sometimes alto horn? Visit our history page now and read the answer. www.tenor-horn.com
I am pleased to announce two substantial articles will be posted during the holiday period. First, a perspective on the first great alto-tenor horn player, who got a performance diploma back in the 1930’s, Howard Chesham. The perspective on this famous american player is written by Bob Getz. At the same time, the first contribution to the history page of the International Tenor Horn Project website (and maybe also the most important contribution) is THE answer on why people name our instrument alto horn and also tenor horn, depending on the country where you are. It might not change a thing, but at least, we will have an idea why.
I will keep you informed. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Congratulations to Bruce Myers (Australia) and Daniel Powell (Kibworth) winner of the best Eb Horn Individual Instrument Award. The adjudicators were Dr. Nicholas Childs and James Scott. A total of 34 players competed at the Dukinfield Town Hall.
Do you want to know more about a piece you found in the literature list? Do you want to order the piece? You can now directly go to the publishers website by visiting the link page.
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Dragon Dances is a new exciting work for the tenor horn written by Andrew Baker. The piece was written for Owen Farr and was premiered by him with the Cornish Youth Brass Band earlier this year. In talking to Owen Farr, he says: “Dragon Dances is one of the most exciting and energetic pieces to be written for the tenor horn. The work is in 2 movements giving the soloist the opportunity to perform a beautiful lyrical section before taking on the brilliant fast movement. I am pleased to see that the composer and Jagrin music have supplied us with a piano reduction as well as the fantastic band version. This piece based on 2 dances of Celtic tradition is a must for all horn enthusiasts!”
To order, visit Jagrin Music
Four pieces were added to the literature list. ‘We shall win’ by Dr. Emil Söderstrom, composed in 1967. It is available through the Salvation Army General Series UK, no.1405.
Two pieces by Peter Meechan were not mentioned before. Floating dreams is a 6 minute work for tenor horn and CD. It is a reflective, atmospheric solo, suitable for any recital. The CD accompagniment is quit rare in the tenor horn repertoire, so definitely worth checking out. The second piece is a new piece Peter wrote ‘introduction and Toccata’. A short work for tenor horn and piano. It opens with a blues influenced introduction before the horn a piano launch into a furious toccata. Written for and dedicated to Owen Farr.
The Fourth piece that wasn’t mentioned is from Arthur Butterworth. He composed a duet for tenor horn and baritone, ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ op.111’. It is on the Butterworth CD recorded by the Black Dyke Band conducted by Dr. Nicholas Childs.
Star horn player becomes new resident conductor at National champions, Brighouse & Rastrick. Read more: http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?offset=25&id=12375