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Keiron Anderson
Keiron studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Philip Jones OBE at a time when the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble was established as a real force in brass chamber music. He was fascinated by the methods used by Philip Jones to achieve the unique and sophisticated blend of the instruments and players and how to apply the techniques to other same-family instrumental groups. At the RNCM, Keiron experienced a wide range of musical styles including founding the college Big Band and Light Orchestra which involved arranging film music and jazz classics. After graduating, Keiron worked as a freelance trumpet player with many orchestras around the UK including the soon to be disbanded BBC Northern Radio Orchestra. He then spent several years with his own group as a Musical Director for Cunard Line before returning to the UK to compose, conduct and teach music. He now conducts the acclaimed Harlequin Brass Ensemble, Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, Nottingham Symphonic Winds, Phoenix Concert Band and works with many ensembles around the country. He has written music in a vast array of styles for Wind Orchestra, Brass Band, Clarinet Choir, Flute Ensemble, Brass dectet, Saxophone Groups and String Orchestra as well as several musicals and vocal works.

This piece is a celebration and can be played at any happy occasion. It was written to celebrate 30 years of the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra in 2017. The music grows from syncopated rhythms and a five note motif which is use to form melody and chords. There is a strong rhythmic undercurrent in percussion and in the interplay between sections. The motif is clearly heard in the flutes and clarinets in an imitative section before the key changes to form a second theme on the oboe then the flute. These secondary themes are still formed from the original motif before the music recapitulates the multi time signatures from earlier in the piece. The relentless pace drives the music to a flourish of upper woodwind and a syncopated brass coda.

Dedicated to David Oldershaw and Margaret Oldershaw MBE on the thirtieth anniversary of the Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Music for Wind Band

Duration: 4:30 Minutes
1 Piccolo
2 Flutes
2 Oboes
1 Cor Anglais
2 Bassoons
1 Clarinet in Eb
3 Clarinets
1 Alto Clarinet
1 Bass Clarinet
2 Alto Saxophones
1 Tenor Saxophone
1 Baritone Saxophone
3 Trumpets
4 French Horns
2 Tenor Trombones
1 Bass Trombone
1 Euphonium
1 Tuba
1 Double Bass Percussion:
Timpani, Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Bongos
Snare Drum and Xylophone.