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It is with deep regret that we mourn the sudden death of Bruce Fraser on Friday February 17th 2017 at the early age of 69.
Bruce wrote many fine works, including his international best-selling 'King Across the Water' and G & M Brand are proud to publish so many of his wonderful additions to the Band repertoire.
He was a distinguished composer, a dear friend and a proud Scotsman. We shall miss him greatly.
Latest News from G & M Brand:
As Geoffrey Brand celebrates his 90th Birthday G & M Brand Publications are delighted to bring you:
Geoffrey Brand 'Conducting - The Art of Communication' Part 1
Geoffrey Brand 'Conducting - The Art of Communication' Part 2
Latest Music Releases:Sussex Carol (cat#10312)
English Traditional arr. Michael Brand - Very Easy (USA Grade: 2)
Peace on Earth (cat#10313)
Arbeau's Orcesographie 1588 arr. Michael Brand - Easy (USA Grade: 3)
Personent Hodie (On this day the Earth shall ring) (cat#10314)
Finnish. Realised by Holst arr. Michael Brand - Very Easy (USA Grade: 2)
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Joseph Horovitz was born in Vienna and settled in England in 1938. After taking a music degree at Oxford he continued his studies with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music in London, and later with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He became Music Director of the Bristol Old Vic Company in 1950 and conductor of the Ballets Russes in 1952.
His compositions include 16 ballet scores, two operas, concertos for violin, clarinet, trumpet, jazz-harpsichord and bassoon. His vocal music includes the oratorio Samson (with Brass Band) and the award winning cantata Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo. His numerous brass band works include Sinfonietta, The Dong with a Luminous Nose and Variations on a Theme of Paganini. His Ballet for Band was the test piece for the National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall.He has also written many scores for TV series, amongst them Rumpole and several Agatha Christie series.He holds two Ivor Novello Awards and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.