Written for Iain Culross in 2007 the piece explores technical and lyrical aspects of playing for both soloist and band. The piece has mood
swings ranging from wild and argumentative to smooth and sensitive, but is always performed with ‘Fiero’ – the Italian word for ‘proud’.
A suite of Irish music commissioned by Prof. David King for the University of Salford Brass Band. The suite is in 4 movements 'Mo Ghile
Mear' - full band with small flugel feature, 'Bohemian' - Horn Solo, 'Lucht Siuil' - Cornet Solo and 'Molly's Wake' - Band feature.
Commissioned by the Salford University Brass Band Conducted by Howard Evans. The piece follows a traditional ABA structure with energetic passages passing around the band to a lyrical centre based on Irish folk music.
The piece is inspired by a book of the same name from
Recorded on the Wingates CD "Extremes" under Andrew Berryman.
This piece portrays the character of Kronos who is a figure in Greek Mythology, a Titan God, who killed his own father, Uranus, in his lust for
power and who also tried to kill his own offspring upon learning from an oracle that one of his children would overthrow him.
Cornet solo from 'Heroes of Erin' for Brass Band by Richard Rock
During the famine as Irish people emigrated to Europe, Australia and America, moving on from place to place searching for somewhere to
settle, the main mode of transportation was by foot after arriving by ship. This is a solemn tune using wandering tonality to suggest the
scene at the time.
Solo for Flugel/Cornet and Brass Band arranged by Richard Rock
Inspired by the Vale of Avoca, Thomas Moore wrote the song The Meeting of the Waters to an old Irish air, The Old Head of Dennis.
The Meeting of the Waters is where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come together to form the river Avoca where the dark wooded river valley of
the Vale of Avoca begins.
Recorded on the Fairey Tales Volume 1 - Mike Eccles (Flugel) with The Fairet Band.
for Euph/Bari soloist and Brass Band by Richard Rock
Premiered by Brighouse and Rastrick with Ciaran Young on Baritone the piece is a short fantasyworld solo that takes influences from
John William's 'Flight to Neverland', 'ET' and other genre filmscores.
Written for Fitjar Skulekorps and performed at the Sotrafestivalen contest in Norway (2012). The work is adventure music for band telling
the story of a hero who rises from the ashes after the death of his parents.
Three Movements - Into the Unknown, A New Hope, The Final Chapter. This piece is 4th section standard.
Written for Fitjar Skulekorps and performed at the Sotrafestivalen contest in Norway (2011). The work is inspired by Peter Graham's Windows
of the World, Cry of the Celts and Call of the Cossacks to bring similar sounding works to a new generation of players.
Four Movements - Salsa, Baltic Dance, Elergy & Jambouree
Violin Concerto - 2nd Movement (Mendelssohn) (grade 5)
Solo for Trombone and Brass Band arranged by Richard Rock
Commissioned for Harlem Nocturne CD - Brett Baker (Trombone) with Ratby Co-operative Band.
Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the Violin
repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time.