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St Edmunds Church, Roundhay, Leeds
Saturday 14th October 2017
6:30pm

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Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Thoresby Riding Hall, Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire
Sunday 15th October 2017
3:00pm

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Compositions

 

 

 

COMPOSITIONS

 

Keiron is a prolific composer and is consistently producing unique and exciting music for Brass and Woodwinds. His works have been performed my many different groups and ensembles around the world and have been played on BBC Radio 3. On this page you can listen to his pieces and find information on where to purchase them. This page will be updated on a regular basis in order to match the pace of his creativity. 

 

 

 

 

RADIO DAYS

 

"A large scale wind orchestra piece by Keiron Anderson, paying homage to the Radio Shows of yesteryear.

Workers Playtime starts with a flourish and a fanfare before becoming a jaunty, almost vaudeville like tune. 

The second movement, titled Listen With Mother, is a gentle lullaby, before the final movement called Down Your Way marches off into the distance.

The melodies are instantly memorable and attractive, and the material is handled in a mature confidant style with lots of interest in all parts.

Incorporating some sound clips from the BBC, a great set of pieces for inclusion in any program."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Radio Days performed in full by Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra for BBC Radio 3:

 

 

 

Radio Days is available for Wind Orchestra from Forton Music.

Purchase it here:

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CLOSURE

 

"A large scale ensemble in a mature and confidant style.

The opening section is slow, with gentle syncopation and sophisticated

harmonies including very controlled dissonances to heighten the emotion and tension of the music.

This is then followed by a riotous fast section with the modal feeling of a Scottish reel,

with everyone getting a piece of the action.

Frequent modulations and lively syncopations drive this music forward - you can almost hear the dancers stamp the floor!

At the end of this section the syncopations wind down and the music returns to the material from the start of the piece,

before winding down and relaxing even further to an almost mournful conclusion.

The slower sections will require sensitive and musical playing and direction, whilst the fast section requires

nimble fingers and tongues to get the best from the music. Suitable for players of Grade 6 upwards."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Closure arranged for Brass Ensemble performed in full by Harlequin Brass:

 

 

 

Closure is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb or D, 2 Bb Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

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Closure is also available for Saxophone Choir

(Sopranino, 2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 2 Baritone, Bass)

from Forton Music

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HARLEQUIN DANCES

 

"Harlequin dances is a stunning original composition showcasing a variety of dance styles.

The piece starts with a mambo-like section, then moves into a more romantic ballad-type movement.

This then winds up into a Viennese waltz which uses cheeky glissandi, then onto a very clever tempo shift

and back to a recap of the mambo music which races along to a thrilling climax."

Forton Music

 

Here is Harlequin Dances arranged for Brass Ensemble performed in full by Harlequin Brass:

 

 

 

 

 

Harlequin Dances  is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb or D, 2 Bb Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

BUY IT NOW! 

 

Harlequin Dances is also available for Saxophone Choir

(Sopranino, 2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 2 Baritone, Bass)

from Forton Music:

BUY IT NOW!

 

Harlequin Dances is also available for Brass Band

( Soprano Cornet, Solo Cornet, Repiano Cornet, 2nd Cornet, 3rd Cornet, Flugelhorn, Solo Horn, 1st Horn, 2nd Horn, 1st Baritone, 2nd Baritone, 1st Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Euphonium, Eb Bass, Bb Bass, Timpani, Percussion 1, Xylophone)

from Forton Music:

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 Harlequin Dances is also available for Clarinet Ensemble

(Clarinet in Eb, 4 Clarinets in Bb, Clarinet in Bb or Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, 2 Bass Clarinets, Contrabass Clarinet)

from Forton Music:

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PRAELUDIUM

"This majestic piece for brass ensemble would make an impressive addition to any concert programme.

Full of religious-sounding chorales, rich harmonies and stunning modulationsinterspersed with fanfare like sections

that create a unique aural experience. The steadier tempo makes this approachable by intermediate ensembles."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Praeludium arranged for Brass Ensemble performed by Harlequin Brass:

 

 

 

Praeludium is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb or D, 2 Bb Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

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BLACKWOOD BREEZE

 

" A jaunty piece  from the pen of Keiron Anderson. Rollicking sea-shanty like sections

alternate with more serious chorale-like passages,full of Keiron's signature techniques –

close canons, modern harmonies this time with a modal feel, and melodic interest in all parts. "

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Blackwood Breeze arranged for Clarinet Ensemble:

Blackwood Breeze

 

 

 

Blackwood Breeze is available for Clarinet Ensemble

(Clarinet in Eb, 3 Clarinets in Bb, Clarinet in Bb or Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, or Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Optional Contrabass Clarinet) from Forton Music:

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Blackwood Breeze is also available for Wind Orchestra

(2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Clarinet in Eb, 3 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Alto Clarinets, 3 Bass Clarinets, Contrabass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 2 Bassoons)

from Forton Music:

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 CAT BURGLAR

 

"A cheeky piece featuring modern and attractive harmonies and subtly shifting rhythms,

this piece keeps the audience on the edge of their seats all the way through.

While not too technically difficult, it passes through many keys and time signatures

which will keep all players on their toes. There are also some repeated semiquavers

that will require nimble and accurate tonguing to achieve maximum impact."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Cat Burglar arranged for Brass Ensemble:

 

 

 

 

Cat Burglar is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb, 2 Trumpets in Bb, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

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Cat Burglar is also available for Clarinet Ensemble

(Clarinet in Eb, 4 Clarinets in Bb, Bb Clarinet or Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Contr'alto Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet)

from Forton Music:

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CIRQUE RUSSE

 

 "A riotous romp reminiscent of Tchaikovsky, with frantic semiquavers

in the upper parts alternating with stern melodies in the bass line instruments.

It starts fast, then gets faster and faster until the final section is a blur of movement!

A brilliant encore or closing item for any concert."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Cirque Russe arranged for Brass Band:

 

 

 

Cirque Russe is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb, 2 Trumpets in Bb, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

BUY IT NOW!

 

 

 

 

ALLEYCAT

 

"Slinky and sneaky, this piece is a great concert item for any brass ensemble.

Full of major seventh chords, close canons, and with interest in all parts.

Packed with style, a great piece to play and listen to."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Alleycat arranged for Brass Ensemble:

 

 

 

Alleycat is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb, 2 Trumpets in Bb, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

BUY IT NOW!

 

Alleycat is also available for Saxophone Choir

(Sopranino, 2 sopranos, 2 Altos, Alto/Tenor, Tenor, Tenor/Baritone, Baritone, Bass)

from Forton Music:

BUY IT NOW! 

 

Alleycat is also available for Clarinet Ensemble

 (Eb clarinet, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bb Clarinet/Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet)

from Forton Music

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SEA OF TRANQUILITY

 

"This work finds its tranquility through a lilting compound metre and a tonality based on modes.

The key structure depends on shifts of minor thirds.

Melodies are simple and gently passed from part to part

whilst the ending reflects the mystery with a poignant tri-tone figure."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Sea Of Tranquility arranged for Flute Ensemble:

 

 

 

Sea of Tranquility is available for Flute Ensemble

(Piccolo, 2 Flutes, flute 3/alto flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute)

from Forton Music:

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 CAROL FANTASY

 

"A seasonal medly of carols arranged by Keiron Anderson.

A fairly straightforward arrangement using well known Christmas tunes with new lush harmonies,

this would make a great addition to a Christmas concert."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Carol Fantasy arranged for Brass Ensemble:

 

 

 

Carol Fantasy is available for Brass Ensemble

(Trumpet in Eb or D, 2 Bb Trumpets, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

from Forton Music:

BUY IT NOW!

 

Carol Fantasy is also available for Clarinet Ensemble

(Clarinets in Bb, 2 Alto Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet)

BUY IT NOW!

 

 

 

 

CATWALK

 

"With a bright swing tempo, this piece swaggers along with style.

The opening and closing sections almost have a big band feel to them, while the central section is slow and bluesy.

At about 5 minutes long, a great concert item for intermediate bands."

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Catwalk arranged for Wind Band:

 

 

 

Catwalk is available for Wind Orchestra

(Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, Clarinet in Eb, 3 Clarinets in Bb,

Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone,

Baritone Saxophone, 3 Trumpets in Bb, 4 horns in F, 2 Trombones,

Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba,Percussion , String Bass)

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Catwalk is also available for Brass Ensemble:

(Trumpet in Eb, 2 Trumpets in Bb, Flugelhorn, Horn in F, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba)

BUY IT NOW!

 

Catwalk is also available for Clarinet Ensemble

(Eb clarinet, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bb Clarinet/Alto Clarinet, Alto Clarinet,

Alto Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass)

BUY IT NOW!

 

Catwalk is also available for Saxophone Choir:

(Sopranino, 2 sopranos, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, Tenor/Baritone, Baritone, Bass)

BUY IT NOW! 

 

 

 

 

RONDO DE CAIROLI

 

" Inspired by famous clown Charlie Cairoli, this piece brings all the fun of the fair to the flute choir!

With it's quirky 5/8 rhythm, the unique sound of the flute choir matches perfectly the strains of the fairground organ,

while the bustling figures conjure up the excitement of the crowd.

Miniature fanfares herald the various acts, and bring the piece to a rousing finish!

This is a complex piece for the more able ensemble.

. Well worth the effort!"

Forton Music

 

 

Here is Rondo de Cairoli arranged for Flute Ensemble:

 

Rondo de Cairoli is available for Flute Ensemble

(Piccolo, 2 flutes, flute 3/alto flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute)

from Forton Music:

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