Paul McGhee’s Kjeden now available

Morthanveld Publishing are delighted to announce that Paul McGhee’s Kjeden (‘dialogue for euphonium and brass band/brass ensemble’) is now available. Published and typeset by Paul himself, this work is printed and distributed via Morthanveld on his behalf. Kjeden was commissioned by Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen for the 2012 BrassWind Festival in Bergen, Norway. Written between June and August 2012 Read More …

RNCM Brass Band Festival Preview

At around this time every year, there is a significant milestone in the year for lovers of serious brass band music, and that milestone is the announcement of the programmes for the RNCM Brass Band Festival in January. Under its Director Paul Hindmarsh, the festival has become probably the most significant celebration of new and Read More …

Edward Gregson Concertante for Piano and Brass Band – performances

Following on from the announcement that Morthanveld will exclusively print and distribute the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Edward Gregson Concertante for Piano and Brass Band from 1 October 2017, we are now delighted to announce the first two planned performances since the work was withdrawn by the composer in the late 1980s. Both are at Read More …

Concertante for Piano and Brass Band by Edward Gregson

Morthanveld Publishing Ltd are delighted to have reached an agreement with renowned British composer Edward Gregson to print and distribute one of his earliest works, the popular and attractive Concertante for Piano and Brass Band. Composed in 1966 during his undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, it was later withdrawn by the composer in Read More …

Collaborative composition – working on ‘Lucid Perspectives’

In January this year I was delighted and privileged to attend the premiere performance of Lucid Perspectives, a new piece for brass band written collaboratively between Paul McGhee, Lucy Pankhurst and myself. Ever since, I’ve been meaning to blog about the experience, so here goes… Roughly a year ago I was contacted by a good friend Read More …

Combining Music and Video

Middleton Band marked their 140th anniversary in 2016 by combining music and video in two special anniversary commissions. During 2016 I spent a lot of time working with them on their 140th anniversary piece ‘Perseverance‘. The piece was commissioned using lottery funds from the Arts Council of England, and the second part of the application was Read More …

Middleton Band 140th Anniversary – Performing ‘Perseverance’.

This evening (1 October 2016) is the official celebration of Middleton Band‘s 140th anniversary, marked by a gala performance of ‘Perseverance’, which the band originally commissioned me to write for them almost exactly two years ago. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to be appointed as the band’s Musical Director, so as I write I’m Read More …