Derek Bourgeois was born in Dulwich, studied music at Cambridge, and His Serenade has become very popular in an arrangement for brass band, but it was . Bourgeois was at his best in shorter works, often for wind and brass bands, such as the . Derek Bourgeois’ Serenade, here for brass band. Sheet Music – £ – Derek Bourgeois’ Serenade for Organ is published here as [part of the excellent G & M Brand British Music Publishers catalogue.
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Order by newest oldest recommendations. If there was a natural successor as a composer to Malcolm Arnoldit was Derek Bourgeois, who has died aged Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Serenade, Op 22 composer.
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Spain University of Bristol obituaries. Bourgeois taught as a lecturer bourgeoiz music at Bristol University fromleaving in to become director of music for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, a post he held until Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.
Born in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, Derek was the son of David Bourgeois, a company director, and his wife, Dinah nee Fordand attended Cranleigh school in Surrey, where he would later work as a music teacher. His first wife, Jean Berrywhom he had married inwas dying of motor neurone disease, and he was derenade from cancer.
After gaining a first-class degree in music and a doctorate at Magdalene Boourgeois, Cambridge, he studied for two years at the Royal College of Music, London, with Howells for composition and Adrian Boult for conducting.
Please drek the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Though his music received little critical acclaim, players and audiences loved its tunefulness and harmonic richness, and continue to do so.
His introduction to the brass band world came inas the conductor of the Sun Life now Stanshawe Band in Bristol, and 10 years later he became artistic director of the Bristol Philharmonic Orchestra. His Serenade has become very popular in an arrangement for brass band, but it was composed as an organ piece, a bridal march for his own wedding. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
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A hugely prolific composer, he had the same knack for turning a memorable tune, a Waltonian sense serenafe grandeur and a delight in infusing humour into his music whenever he could. The Barchester Chronicles and Mansfield Park Bourgeois was at his best in shorter works, often for wind ferek brass bands, such as the Green Dragon Overturewhich — like many of his works — exists in versions for full orchestra and wind ensemblethe delightful Serenadewritten originally for organ in order to be played at his wedding or Blitzone of a number of test pieces written for brass band competitions.
The outright record goes to the Finnish composer Leif Segerstamwith so far more than The site is also available in several languages. September Total duration: As a composer his energy is directed into major forms such as the symphony, oratorio and sonata, but he also has time for a joke in the true Haydn tradition and a sense of joie de vivre.
His final four works — all composed this year — are wholly representative: Show 25 25 50 All. Some of the humour was more subtle: Introduction English Derek Bourgeois was born in Dulwich, studied music at Cambridge, and lectured in music at Bristol University for some years before becoming Director of the National Youth Orchestra.
Derek Bourgeois obituary
As the number of beats in a bar becomes increasingly odd, the listener bourgeoiw left wondering whether the music was designed to amuse the composer’s musical bride as she walked up the aisle, or confuse his eminent Director of Studies who was in the congregation.
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. His less ‘serious’ works incude a ‘Wine’ Symphony and a Cantata Gastronomica.
It is the sound of steel drums that comes to mind, though, as the music unfolds, for this march swings in Caribbean style. When interviewed by Alan Rusbridger for the Guardian inBourgeois said: