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)
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.
On saturday April 29, The challenge division is on at the European Brass Band championships. All bands will be performing the testÂ piece INSOMNIA, so it will be a world premiere multiplied by 7!
You can now order your study score for only â‚¬7 by sending an application to: EBBC@minorscalemusic.com
Makes following those performances even more intense!
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 NÂ°1 KRKA in Slovenia
July: World premiere Time sketches at WMC Kerkrade
July: Conducting Claribel Clarinet Choir at international Clarinet Festival Orlando
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…
On november 20, Bart Conducted the famous Banda Municipal de Musica de A CoruÃ±a, 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 SaÃ«ns 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:
OnÂ 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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NEW IN CATALOGUE: grade 3 piece, 6 minutes
Funky 7/4 opening – majestic middle part – funky finale
Bart Picqueur doesn’t write a lot of this kind of music so check out:
might be something for you(th)
Great news ahead:
on 2nd 2016, Bart Picqueur will be conducting the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides in an all Belgium program, including his own Symphony NÂ°0 ‘Phoenix ex cinere sum renascitur’ (Beriato/Hall Leonard) and Night in Venice by Wouter Lenaerts, featuring Cpt. Yves Segers as flute soloist