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Brass Band from 1 October 2017, we are now delighted to announce the first two planned performances since the work was withdrawn by the composer in the late 1980s.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 Composed in 1966 during his undergraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, it was later withdrawn by the composer in Read More …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

strange geometry at the Sage Gateshead

Morthanveld Publishing are delighted to announce the premiere of a new piece of music on Sunday 15 November – Morgan Griffiths and the Hammonds Saltaire Band have commissioned a new piece entitled strange geometry to perform as part of their exciting and innovative programme at this year’s Brass in Concert Championships, held at the iconic Read More …

Recording ‘Perseverance’ with Middleton Band

Early in July 2015 I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with the mighty Middleton Band at the recording sessions for their latest CD. Back in 2014 the band started discussing commissioning a composition from me to mark their upcoming 140th anniversary in 2016 and after applying and winning Arts Council funding at the end Read More …