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It is was great sadness that we report the death of Derek Bourgeois on September 6th 2017 after a brave fight against illness.
Derek wrote many fine works across the spectrum of ensembles, large and small - mostly large! He composed over 100 Symphonies and continued writing right up to his premature death.
As well as his ever popular 'Serenade', we are proud to publish his Trombone Concerto, written in the early 1980's for Christian Lindberg, which has become a classic as well as his finely-wrought 'Bridges over the River Cam', recalling his time at Cambridge University amongst other works.
He was truly a virtuoso composer of great gifts and a distinctive voice.
We will miss him greatly, He will live on through his music.
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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Today's Featured Composer:
Siegfried Naumann (1919-2001)
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Siegfried Naumann was born in Malm� on 27 November 1919. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm from 1942 to 1945 and continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Saltzburg during the summer of 1949 and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1949 to 1954. His composition teachers included Ildebrando Pizzetti and Francesco Malipiero and as a conductor he studied with Tor Mann, Wilhelm Furtw�ngler, Hermann Schmeidel and Hermann Scherchen among others.
He was the conductor of the �rnsk�ldsvik Orchestral Society from 1945 to 1948. He also conducted in Italy, England and Germany and the most famous orchestras in Scandinavia.
In 1962 he founded �Musica Nova�, an ensemble that focussed on temporary repertoire, which he led until 1977.From 1963 to 1983 he taught conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he was made a professor in 1976. He wrote the book �Studies for Young Conductors and Other Interpreters� and he was the editor of Tor Mann�s analyses of Sibelius� symphonies. In 1991 he received the Christ Johnson Major Award as well as the Kurt Atterberg Prize.