Endurance to test 3rd Section bands in 2020

Morthanveld Publishing are delighted to announce that a newly commissioned work, Endurance – narrative variations for brass band is to be used as the testpiece for the 3rd section of the 2020 Regional Championships of Great Britain. Endurance was commissioned by Kapitol Promotions Ltd as part of an exciting initiative to provide four brand new Read More …

10 Things Composers Wish They Could Tell Performers

Recently there was a tongue-in-cheek blog post from cornet player Liv Appleton’s always entertaining ‘itsnotatrumpet‘ blog entitled “10 Things We Wish We Could Tell Composers“. So, I thought it might be nice to respond with 10 things I think most composers would REALLY like to be able to tell performers. In the spirit of the original Read More …

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Brass Band from 1 October 2017, we are now delighted to announce the first two planned performances since the work was withdrawn by the composer in the late 1980s.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 Composed in 1966 during his undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, it was later withdrawn by the composer in Read More …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 …

Ring’d with the Azure World: New music at Huddersfield University

Friday 8 April saw a productive rehearsal on a new work for brass quintet. Ring’d with the Azure World… has been commissioned by the Harmonia Brass Quintet, five students at the University of Huddersfield, for performance at their final recital in May. The five instrumentalists in Harmonia Brass are all brass band players, and the Read More …