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Sail By The Stars and ABODA QLD Reading Day

I had a great day at the ABODA QLD Band Reading Day on Saturday Feb 11! I flew up to Brisbane to conduct 'Sail By The Stars' amongst a number of new pieces for band from Australia and around the world. It has been commissioned by Brass Music Specialists for Music Fest Queensland 2023. It features on the 'Set Piece' lists for both the Middle School and High School C grade sections. For 2023 it will be exclusively available from Brass Music Specialists in Brisbane. https://www.brassmusic.com.au/ +61 7 3278 1311 The inspiration for this piece is the Southern Cross and...

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In Pursuit Of Excellence by Tim Ferrier (Grade 4)

Australian band Castle Hill RSL YWO composer concert music Tim Ferrier Wind

Here is the professional recording of 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' from the recent 'Australian Sounds' concert performed by the Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra. Thanks to James Brice for including it on the program amongst many other great Australian works! Thanks to the Youth Winds Orchestra for playing it so well and the production team for the professional video and audio! Just amazing! 

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'Australian Sounds' Concert

Australian band composer concert music original Wind

'In Pursuit Of Excellence' wrapped up the first half of the 'Australian Sounds' concert on Sunday July 3rd 2022. The concert featured works of nine Australian composers performed by the Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra and North West Wind Ensemble. YWO's performance of 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' is the best I have seen! The concert will soon be available to view online.

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Just in time for Christmas!

Christmas holiday music

Available now is a 3-pack of Christmas tunes titled 'A Christmas Trio' (Grade 1). Includes Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. My beginner band from 2020 really enjoyed this arrangement of Jingle Bells at the end of last year. We Wish You A Merry Christmas has been part of my youth band's Christmas repertoire since 2018. We play it at our local community carols sing-a-long. I just needed one more piece for an easy Christmas pack, and decided on Good King. It hasn't been played by real players yet (due to our continuing covid...

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New Releases for 2021

2021 sees the release of a number of new pieces. The 'Suite Scotland' (grade 2.5) project has finally been completed with the release of the version for String Orchestra. 'Amazing Grace' (grade 3) was a project from a few years ago that I had trouble finding time for the final touches. 'O Magnum Mysterium' (grade 4) a transcription of the late renaissance work by Tomas Luis de Victoria was mostly completed during lockdown in 2020. 'Marche Militaire' (grade 2.5) an arrangement I did for my Senior Concert Band at Beecroft Public School. Other exciting projects are still in progress!

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