BRENTON BROADSTOCK - COMPOSER


Brass Band and Concert Band Compositions:


ALL MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM THE COMPOSER
EMAIL btbcomp@yahoo.com.au

BB & Colin Woods with Colin Woods 2018


Brass Band - Test Pieces:
Born To Battle
- Symphony for Brass Band (2013) 18’ - A grade
Three movement work reflecting the Salvation Army’s work in the USA (an expanded version of the shorter work of the same title)
Commissioned by National Australia Brass Band cond. Prof. David King

Premiere:
BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne July 7, 2013
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St. Aelred
(Rhapsody for Band) (1981) 9' – A/B grade
A free flowing rhapsody based on the hymn tune St Aelred.
Performances: Melbourne Staff Band, YBS Band, BB Bürgermusik Luzern, Canberra City Brass, Toronto Brass
CD Recording:
Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King

Winds of Change
(2000) 13' - A grade
A grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2002

Performances:

Kensington & Norwood, Hawthorn, Willoughby, Kew, Waratah-Mayfield, St Mary’s District, City of Holroyd, Footscray-Yarraville, Darebin City, Moreland City, South Brisbane Federal
Commissioned by the YBS Band, England and premiered at the Gala Concert of the European Brass Band Championships 2000

CD Recording:

European Championships 2000 - YBS Band cond. David King

Vision of the Lost (2001) 12’ - A/B grade
B grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2005

Performances:

Gunnedah Shire, Warringah Concert Brass, Moorabbin Brass, Sutherland Shire Brass, Cairns City Brass 1, Canberra City Brass, Salisbury City.
Commissioned by Ken Waterworth and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army and performed on their tour of the UK.

CD Recording:

Exhaltation - Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth

Sunburnt Land
– (2005) 13’ – A/B grade
Commissioned by Prof. David King and the YBS Band (UK)

Performances:
The YBS Band - Tour of Australia & Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass (UK);
National Australia Brass, Melbourne International Festival of Brass 2008;
Willebroek Band cond. Frans Violet, Belgium


Rhapsody on ‘Come Ye Thankful People’
(1985) 8’ – B/C grade
Premiere:

Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods at the Royal Albert Hall, London June 14, 1986

Recording:
‘The Invincibles’ Cassette SPS051

Rutherford Variations
(1990) 10' – B/C grade
A set of variations based on the hymn tune Rutherford

Performances:
Melbourne Staff Band, Box Hill City Band
CD Recording:

1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866

The Sport of Kings - (2011) 12' - C/D grade
Three movement suite evoking the sport of horse racing.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band cond. Wally Pope
D Grade Test Piece - 2013 Victorian State Band Championships (Ballarat Aug 2013)


Songs of the Conquerors
- (2011) 12' - D grade
Commissioned by the Marist Brothers Brass Band cond. Matt Pankhurst
Premiere:
April 6,7 2012 Australian National C Grade Championships, Citigate Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne


Metal on Metal
- (2012) 13’ - A grade
Three movement work depicting types of metals
Commissioned by National Australia Brass
Premiere:
National Australia Brass cond. Prof. David King
Avondale College Church, Avondale NSW Saturday July 9, 4pm, 2012


The Call
- (2015) 8’ - B-C grade
ANZAC inspired one movement work evoking the call to war in WW1.
Commissioned by The Canning City Brass Band (WA) for the ANZAC Centennial.
Premiere:
April 25, 2015 Canning City Town Hall, Canning City Band cond. Richie Burton
Suitable for concerts and competitions.


In Flanders Field
- (2015) 18’ - A-B grade
ANZAC inspired three movement work based on WW1 poetry and depicting conflicts in France and Turkey.
Commissioned by The Boroondara Brass Band (Vic) cond. Danny van Bergen for the ANZAC Centennial.
B Grade Test Piece - 2015 Victorian Brass Band Championship, Ballarat

CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods


Brass Band - Marches, Overtures
:
Valiant (Festival March) (1982) 3'
Based on the Australian song
Click Go The Shears (Ring the Bell Watchman)
CD Recordings:
Big Town Brass Big Town Brass (Sweden) cond. Andreas Hanson;
Goldcrest ISB cond. Stephen Cobb;
On The March Kew Band cond. Mark Ford;
World Class Marches of The Salvation Army Vol 4 Black Dyke Band cond. Nicholas Childs

Born To Battle (Concert Etude) (1989) 5’
Written for the New York Staff Band.
Performances:
ISB, MSB, YBS Band
CD Recordings:
Manuscripts CD - ISB cond. Stephen Cobb
Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King

Brass Band - Song Arrangements and Meditations:
I Know He Cares For Me (1976) 5'
(Publisher: SP&S, London) Arrangement of the hymn tune.
CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

My Shepherd (1988) 4’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Publisher: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
Performances:
Melbourne Staff, New York Staff, Chicago Staff Band, New England Brass Band,
William Booth Memorial Halls Band, National Capital Band (USA)
CD Recordings:
Reformation CD 2016 - Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer
Be Glad Then America CD 2007 - New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo
Here Is Love CD - William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron
On Tour CD 1989 - National Capital Band (USA) cond. Stephen Bulla

Meditation on Rapture (1990) 5’ (dedicated to Brigadiers Valda & Howard Broadstock)
(Publisher: SP&S, London) Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song
Performances:
Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods;
Valdres Brass Band (Norway), cond. Philip Hannevik
CD Recordings:
1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

To The Hills
(1993) 5’ (dedicated to Colin Woods)
Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song.
CD Recordings:
Shine as The Light Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods
YouTube-logo-full_color Premiere 1994 - Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods

Take All My Sins Away (2001) 4’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
CD Recordings:
Exhaltation Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

‘The arrangement is uncomplicated yet cleverly crafted by this highly respected musician. Broadstock's writing is of a first class nature and his skilful use of the instrumentation of a brass band creates a wonderful picture, which is colorful and sonorous, warm and tender. This lovely piece will endear itself to any lover of quality brass music.’
John Maines, British Bandsman 2005

Blott En Dag (Just One Day)
- Solo Cornet or Flugel (2018) 4’
Meditative solo based on a Swedish Hymn Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond. Fredrik Råström

CD Recording:

'To The Hills’
Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith)
- Solo Trombone or Cornet (2018) 3’
Meditative solo based on a Salvation Army song.

CD Recording:

'To The Hills’
Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Balm In Gilead
(2018) 5’
Arrangement of the African-American Spiritual.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

CD Recording:

'To The Hills
’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
(2018) 5’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

CD Recording:

'To The Hills’
Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Korsfararsång
(2018) 4.5’
Arrangement of the Swedish hymn tune
Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond. Fredrik Råström


Resurrection - He Lives Again
(2005 rev. 2018) 5’
Meditative work based on the
15th Station of The Cross, a choral work by the composer.
CD Recording:

To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods


Brass Band and Cornet Solo:
Song of the Pilgrim
(Concertino) - Solo Cornet (1995) 9’
Performed by John Collinson and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army
CD Recording:
Melbourne Staff Band, John Collinson, cornet, cond. Colin Woods


Blott En Dag (Just One Day)
– Solo Cornet or Flugel Horn (2018) 5’
Based on a Swedish Hymn

Premiered by Charlotte Råström, solo cornet
, Stockholm Temple Band cond. Fredrik Råström
Santa Clara Kyrka, Stockholm February 2, 2019
CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, John Collinson, cornet, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band and Trombone Solo:
The Cross on the Hill – Solo Trombone (1998) 8'
Commissioned by Andrew Justice and the ISB
CD Recording:
Immortal Themes ISB cond. Stephen Cobb, Andrew Justice trombone

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith) - Solo Trombone (2018) 3’
CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, Ken McClimont, trombone, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band and Flugel Horn Solo:
Blott En Dag (Just One Day) – Solo Flugel Horn (2018) 5’
Based on a Swedish Hymn.


Transcription:
Song of Praise - Lesley Condon 5’
Transcription for brass band of the choral work by Condon.
Premiere:
Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods 2018

Trombone Section Feature:
My Shepherd (1988) 4’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Publisher: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
Performances:
Melbourne Staff, New York Staff, Chicago Staff Band, New England Brass, National Capital Band (USA)
CD Recordings:
Reformation CD 2016 - Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer
Be Glad Then America
CD 2007 - New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo
Here Is Love
CD - William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron
On Tour
CD 1989 - National Capital Band (USA) cond. Stephen Bulla

Nearer My God To Thee
(Hymn arrangement) (2011) 4.5’
Suitable for all grades
Trombone section feature with Brass Band.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band, musical director Wally Pope


Brass Bands and Bells:
Gates of Day (Federation Symphony) – 4 brass bands, military band, bells (2001) 25’
Commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts 2001
Premiere:
2001 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.
Combined brass bands and 500 bell ringers, cond. Graham Lloyd



Concert Band Compositions:

Sandakan Suite - Concert Band (1996) 10'
Commissioned by Major Patrick Pickett and the Australian Army Band Kapooka
Recordings:
Un Po Di Tutto Australian Army Band/Col Patrick Pickett
For Anzac Day (produced and distributed by the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland 2003 In 3 movements - Call to Arms, Elegy, Triumphant Spirit - this work is inspired by the Australian soldiers who died at Sandakan on Borneo during WW2.

Sunburnt Land - Concert Band version (2018) 13’ A/B grade
Takes its inspiration from the iconic Australian poem -
I love a sunburnt country....
Premiere:
Torgny Hanson Wind Orchestra, conductor Torgny Hanson
The Palladium,
Malmö, Sweden. March 2018
(private recording available)


Concert Band and Solo Euphonium:
Under Capricorn – Concertino for Euphonium and Concert Band (2009-10) 15' Commissioned by Matthew van Emmerik (difficult)
Premiere:
2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Matthew van Emmerik, euphonium & US Air Force Band
Performances:
Matthew van Emmerik, euphonium and the US Army Band, 'Pershing's Own' (Washington DC) conductor, Col. Thomas Rotondi Jnr, US Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference (Jan 2011);
Doug Lewis, euphonium; Heidelberg Wind Ensemble/Stephen Carpenter (July 2012)

Concert Band and Solo Tuba:
Concertino for Tuba and Concert Band (2010) 13' (moderate difficulty)
Premiere:
Per Forsberg, tuba; Heidelberg Wind Ensemble/Stephen Carpenter (Oct 2012)