Today’s bit of Musical Fun with Harmen Vanhoorne

Posted in News on April 11th, 2016 by Nigel – Comments Off on Today’s bit of Musical Fun with Harmen Vanhoorne

UnknownHere is today’s offering of musical fun(!) with Harmen Vanhoorne on Cornet – The result is a revamp of material from my concerto `Mysteries of the Horizon’ turned in to a work for Cornet/Trumpet & Sound Design – it’s new alter ego is entitled  “The Exotic Dream of the Wonderful Monsieur Magritte”. Harmen gave the premiere performance of this work last month at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I hope that René Magritte the inspiration for my concerto would have approved of my surrealist dream! Harmen plans to record this work professionally in the near future. There is also a solo version based on material from my concerto called “A Magritte Fantasy” which was recently premiered in Liverpool by Brendan Ball (Trumpet) .

“The Exotic Dream of the Wonderful Monsieur Magritte” for Trumpet & Sound Design.
Harmen Vanhoorne (Cornet)

 

Kensington & Norwood Brass recent success in the 2016 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships

Posted in News on April 9th, 2016 by Nigel – Comments Off on Kensington & Norwood Brass recent success in the 2016 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships

imagesCongratulations to Conductor Mark Ford and Kensington & Norwood Brass in the 2016 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships with they claimed a noteworthy 5th place. The band’s own choice work was Nigel’s `Earthrise’. The competition was live streamed by www.brassbanned.com

Harmen Vanhoorne to perform “Mysteries of the Horizon” in Belgium

Posted in News on April 8th, 2016 by Nigel – Comments Off on Harmen Vanhoorne to perform “Mysteries of the Horizon” in Belgium

12829112_10205290084644548_2015359530896148614_oHarmen Vanhoorne (Cornet) to perform Nigel Clarke’s concerto “Mysteries of the Horizon” with Festival Brass Band under the baton of Steven Verhaert.

More about this concert to follow soon.

 

Douglas Bostock to conduct King Solomon’s Mines in Ulm, Germany

Posted in News on April 8th, 2016 by Nigel – Comments Off on Douglas Bostock to conduct King Solomon’s Mines in Ulm, Germany

thumb_SBU_2016-1Douglas Bostock will conduct Nigel’s “King Solomon’s Mines” with the Sinfonisches Blasorchester Ulm on 17th April in the Congress Centrum, Ulm, Germany. The concert is to celebrate Douglas Bostock’s 20 years with this great ensemble!!!!!

Programme:

Edward Gregson 
Festivo
Guy Woolfenden
Illyrian Dances
Thea Musgrave
Journey Through a Japanese Landscape
Concerto for Solo Marimba and Wind Band
Solist: Ryuhei Sunaga
Martin Elerby
Paris Sketches
Philip Sparke
Sunrise at Angel´s Gate
Nigel Clarke
King Solomon´s Mines

“Dogger, Fisher, German Bite….” and “Pulp & Rags” in Dover

Posted in News on April 8th, 2016 by Nigel – Comments Off on “Dogger, Fisher, German Bite….” and “Pulp & Rags” in Dover

Pulp-Top-42-560x375“Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight” and “Pulp & Rags” will be performed by Longbow led by Peter Sheppard Skaerved at the Maison Dieu, Dover on 20 May. These two works have recently been released on the Toccata Classics Label – more on this event to follow soon. Both works were commissioned by Dover Arts Development (DAD) and this event his hosted and sponsored by this great Arts organisation.

 

TOCC 0325 Nigel Clarke Music for 13 strings