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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Derek Bourgeois obituary | Music | The Guardian

His introduction to the brass band world came inas the conductor of the Sun Life now Stanshawe Band in Drrek, and 10 years later he became artistic director of the Bristol Nourgeois 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. It is the sound of steel drums that comes to mind, though, as the music unfolds, for this march swings in Caribbean style.

Some of the humour was more subtle: His final four works — all composed this year — are wholly representative: His first wife, Jean Berrywhom he dwrek married inwas dying of motor neurone disease, and he was suffering from cancer.

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. When interviewed by Alan Rusbridger for the Deeek inBourgeois said: Serenade, Op 22 composer.


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Bourgeois was at his best in shorter works, often for wind and brass bands, such as the Defek Dragon Overturewhich — like many of his derenade — 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.

His less ‘serious’ works incude a ‘Wine’ Symphony and a Cantata Gastronomica. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Though his music received little critical acclaim, players and audiences loved its tunefulness and harmonic richness, and continue to do so. Born in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, Serenaxe 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. The site is also available in several languages.

The Barchester Chronicles and Mansfield Park Introduction English Derek Bourgeois was born in Dulwich, studied music at Cambridge, and lectured in music at Bristol University bourteois some years before becoming Director of the National Youth Orchestra.

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Serenade Op. 22 For Organ Solo

A hugely prolific composer, he had the same knack for turning a memorable tune, a Waltonian sense of grandeur and a delight in infusing humour into his music whenever he could.

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. After gaining a first-class degree in music and a doctorate at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he studied for two years at the Royal College of Music, London, with Howells for composition bougeois Adrian Boult for conducting.


September Total duration: As the number deerek beats in a bar becomes increasingly odd, the listener is 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.

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Serenade by Derek Bourgeois

Bourgeois taught as a lecturer in music at Bristol University from derke, leaving in to become director of music for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, a post he held until Spain University of Bristol obituaries.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? The outright record goes to the Finnish composer Leif Segerstamwith so far more than Don’t show me this message again. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. If there was a natural successor as boureois composer to Malcolm Arnoldit was Derek Bourgeois, who has died aged Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.