Symphony 1 and Sinfonietta #1 on tour

Last june I had the pleasure to adjudicate the conductors competition at the Mannheimer Musik Hochschule. At the occasion of the galaconcert, Toni Scholl conducted Sinfonietta #1 in a marvellous performance with his fantastic German Wind Philharmonic.

Next on is Rolf Schumacher, celebrating his 40 years of conducting with the Swiss premiere of the same piece in Bern, on the 14th of september.

14 days later, Rogelio Castro will lead his Banda Salasiana del Niño Jesus in the pan american premiere of the entire Symphony 1 KRKA in the national theatre of Bogotá, Colombia

MINOR SCALE MUSIC @ CLARINETFEST 2018

MINOR SCALE MUSIC will exhibit at the Clarinetfest 2018. Meet us at booth R4 and browse new music for Clarinet in various settings. At the same booth you’ll meet fellow composer Dietrich van Akelyen and Tamara Cuypers, performance coach.

Bart Picqueur is composer in residence at Clarinetfest 2018. Some new compositions as the lament for common man for Bass Clarinet and wind orchestra (Howard Klug / Belgian Guides) will be played amongst some older pieces, dressed in clarinet…

Test Pieces 2018

2018 will be very exciting. Both the ECWO & the CIBM have chosen a Bart Picqueur test piece.

On may 27 2017 the European Championships for Wind Bands are Held at Bozar, Brussels. The jury elected Mutations (ed. Hafabra Music) as the mandatory piece. 9 bands from all over Europe will perform on the occasion. (ECWO)

The Board of the international wind band competition of Valencia, Spain, elected Sinfonietta #1 as the obligatory work for their honorary division. Sinfonietta #1 is the 23′ Resume of Symphony N°1 KRKA. (see CIBM)

 

 

Great performances of Insomnia at EBBC

Last saturday was the big day for Insomnia at the European Brass Band Chamionships in Ostend. 6 bands all had their own very different approach to the work. The Italian Brass Band was the well deserved winner with an excellent interpretation and superb performance. Thanks to all conductor’s and musicians for the great efforts in preparing the piece.

EBBA APPROACHING

On saturday April 29, The challenge division is on at the European Brass Band championships. All bands will be performing the test piece INSOMNIA, so it will be a world premiere multiplied by 7!

You can now order your study score for only €7 by sending an application to: EBBC@minorscalemusic.com

Makes following those performances even more intense!

2017

Happy new year to all of you…

Here’s the plans for 2017:

March: recording new piece by Belgian Guides (news will follow)

April: World premiere ‘Insomnia’ at European Brass Band Championships. (test piece challenge division)

May: World premiere Symphony N°1 KRKA in Slovenia

July: World premiere Time sketches at WMC Kerkrade

July: Conducting Claribel Clarinet Choir at international Clarinet Festival Orlando

Next stop: Chicago

VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band, conducted by Charles Menghini will be performing Jack of Spades from Jeu de cartes at the annual midwest clinic, Chicago. Concert on december 16…

 

Bart Conducting A Coruña Municipal Band

On november 20, Bart Conducted the famous Banda Municipal de Musica de A Coruña, in the beautiful Region of Galicia (Spain)

On the program of this morning concert at the opera palace, works by Picqueur, mirroring classics by Ravel, Saint Saëns and Belgian Jules Strens’ Danse Funambulesque.

The concert was recorded by Radio Galicia, we keep you posted when anything is broadcasted…

 

La voz de Galicia published a nice review on the concert…find it here:

http://www.laopinioncoruna.es/coruna/2016/11/22/fantasia-buen-humor/1127531.html

 

Symphony 0 in Amsterdam

On october 30, Jacco Nefs will conduct ‘De Tramharmonie Amsterdam’ in their hometown. The program features Symphony 0 by Bart Picqueur.

The composer will conduct his own band before the intermission in Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

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