Andrew wins RWCMD Cory Band Composer Competition 2018
Andrew has won 1st prize in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Cory Band Composer Competition 2018. Andrew's piece 'The Spirit of St. Louis' was one of three finalists, including Stephen Wood and Matthew Shaw. The competition was judged by Cory Band Conductor Philip Harper, Liz Lane, John Wallace and Nigel Seaman. The piece sets out to describe in less than five minutes the 33-hour journey that saw Charles Lindbergh become the first person to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight. It will recorded commercially by The Cory Band and performed throughout its 2018-19 season, and published by Wright & Round.
Ukrainian Bell Carol hits top 3 on JW Pepper
19 December 2017
Andrew's arrangement for concert band of Ukrainian Bell Carol has been announced as one of the top 3 grossing works on JW Pepper for the month of November 2017. The piece, which was also performed by New York Philharmonic Brass at their annual Christmas concert, 'Holiday Brass', was recorded by Virtuosi GUS Band on their CD 'Christmas Fantasia'. The piece was also in the top 5 grossing concert band works of November 2016.
Andrew commissioned by New York Philharmonic Brass
11 December 2017
Andrew has been commissioned by New York Philharmonic Brass to arrange two pieces for their annual Christmas concert, 'Holiday Brass'. The concert, which will be hosted by Philip Smith, will be held at David Geffen Hall in New York on Sunday 17 December 2017 and feature guest soloist Doc Severinsen. Andrew is arranging 'Carol of the Bells' and 'Night of Joy' for the occasion.
Andrew wins New York Staff Band composer's contest
5 December 2017
Andrew has been announced as the winner of the New York Staff Band's inaugural composers' contest. Andrew's piece, a tone poem entitled Fearless, was nominated as one of three finalists along with Joel Collier and Ruben Schmidt, and voted as the winner by the members of the New York Staff Band. The competition, which was open to anyone, received 31 entries from around the world. Fearless will be recorded by the New York Staff Band on its new CD, which is being recorded in January 2018. The prize also includes a trip to New York for the premiere, which will take place in early 2018.
New orchestral Christmas work to be premiered in Chicago
6 September 2017
Andrew has just completed a new commission from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, voted 2016 Illinois Orchestra of the Year. The work, entitled A Joyful Noel, will be performed as part of the 'Magical Holiday Concert' series on 9 and 10 December 2017 at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Details about the event can be found at http://www.elginsymphony.org/concert/magical-holiday-concerts-2/
Three of Andrew's pieces featured on new CD
26 August 2017
A new CD has been released by the Texas Division of The Salvation Army entitled Stand Firm and features the Divisional Band and Chorus, and the youth groups Texas Brass and Lonestar Brass. Three of Andrew's pieces are featured - There's no-one, there's no-one like Jesus, which was written for the Zambia Territorial Music School, I'll follow thee, arranged for the WECC Band in Bermuda, and Texas Celebration, composed for the 25th anniversary of the Texas Division's Music Conservatory in 2016.
Experianza Music announces global partnership with World of Brass
24 April 2017
Experianza Music has announced that, effective immediately, World of Brass will be its exclusive, global distributor of print music for brass bands, concert bands, ensembles and solo instruments.
Experianza Music Managing Director & Founder, David Chaulk, said, "We're thrilled to be partnering World of Brass. Their expertise, experience and global reach will be a huge asset to us as we establish our growing brand in the major band countries of the world and beyond." Mark Coull, from World of Brass, said, "The addition of Experianza Music, to our stable of leading band publishers, moves us even closer to our goal of being the ?one stop shop? for all brass band needs."
World of Brass was established by The Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) in 2002. In 2004, SATCoL purchased the long established brass band company R Smith & Company, publishers of titles by such prestigious composers as Edward Elgar, Eric Ball, Gilbert Vinter, and Philip Sparke. Today, World of Brass exclusively distributes leading music publishers Prima Vista Musikk, KantaraMusik and Andrew Wainwright Music, which, together with The Salvation Army Judd Street Collection, and most recently Experianza Music, means World of Brass has become the ?one stop shop? for all brass band needs.
Experianza Music will continue to be the exclusive source of PDF downloads of its published music.
Experianza publishes a number of Andrew Wainwright's compositions and arrangements, including Distant Land, The Lord Bless you can keep you, Dormi Jesu, Fanfare of Commemoration, So in Love and Hora Staccato, with several more pieces due to be published in the coming months.
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Distant Land published by Experianza Music
17 March 2017
Andrew's arrangement of John Rutter's Distant Land has been published by Experianza Music, after the company obtained copyright permission several years after the arrangement was first made. The arrangement was performed at the first two Brass for Africa charity concerts in 2009 and 2011, and recorded on the CD Brass for Africa 2 - A Musical Spectacular. The sheet music available from http://www.experianzamusic.com/543-distant-land
Carol of the bells in top five on JW Pepper
13 December 2016
Andrew's arrangement of Carol of the bells is in the top five grossing wind band pieces on JW Pepper for November 2016. The arrangement, recorded by Virtuosi GUS Band on its CD Christmas Fantasia, features alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Holst and Strauss in the top five. It is also available for brass band and orchestra.
Andrew's music to be published by Experianza
4 November 2016
A number of Andrew's compositions and arrangements are to be published by Experianza Music, a new publishing company featuring a collection of current or former professional musicians from around the world. Andrew's first piece to be published by Experianza is his arrangement of Cole Porter's So In Love, which was commissioned by trombone virtuoso Chris Jeans and the Virtuosi GUS Band for their performance at Brass in Concert 2013. The solo is available as PDF download at http://www.experianzamusic.com/516-so-in-love
New arrangement published by SP&S
27 October 2016
Andrew's arrangement of Peter Lutkin's The Lord Bless You and Keep You has been published by Salvationist Publishing and Supplies in the November 2016 edition of the Triumph Series. It is featured alongside works by Stephen Bulla, Noel Jones, Steven Ponsford and Doug Engle.
New Christmas orchestral work to be featured in Chicago
22 October 2016
A new major work by Andrew Wainwright will be premiered on 10 and 11 December in Chicago by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Master Chorale and Anima-Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus. Unto Us features the carols Unto us is born a son and Infant Holy. The concerts will take place at the Hemmens Cultural Center. For more details please visit http://www.elginsymphony.org/concert/magical-holiday-concerts-2017/
Illinois Brass Band commissions Andrew for 25th Anniversary
20 June 2016
A new work by Andrew Wainwright entitled Fanfare of Commemoration was performed by The Illinois Brass Band on 15 June 2016. Andrew is the Artistic Advisor to the band and has composed a number of works for IBB since taking on the role in November 2013.
Two premieres of Andrew's music to be featured in Chicago
10 December 2015
Over the Christmas period two new Andrew Wainwright works will be featured in Chicago. Firstly,
the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, one of Illinois' most highly regarded professional orchestras, is to perform the premiere of the orchestral version of A Christmas Fantasia on 12 and 13 December 2015 at Hemmens Cultural Center along with the Elgin Master Chorale. More details can be found here:
Secondly, Andrew's new arrangement of Thad Jones' A Child is Born will be featured by The Illinois Brass Band at on 19 December at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St Charles. The band will also perform the brass band version of A Christmas Fantasia. For a preview of the concert, please visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/community/chi-ugc-article-the-illinois-brass-band-holiday-classics-co-19-2015-11-16-story.html
Canadian Staff Band performs Andrew's work to thousands
10 December 2015
The Canadian Staff Band has been performing Andrew's Christmas Processional this Christmas, including two performances on 5 December to audiences of around 3,000 at St Paul's Church, Bloor Street, Toronto. The band is also due to perform the work at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, at Christmas with The Salvation Army, at which 1,200 people are expected.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band record Suite from Gloria
13 November 2015
Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' Suite from Gloria has been recorded by Grimethorpe Colliery Band on its latest CD, Grimethorpe Entertain. The CD is available from World of Brass at http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/25499.html
Wainwright Collection to be exclusively distributed by R Smith & Company
20 August 2015
awainwrightmusic.com is delighted to announce that many of the pieces in the Wainwright Collection and Christmas Collection are to be exclusively distributed by R Smith & Company from now on. These include many of the pieces featured on the CD recording 'Christmas Fantasia - The Music of Andrew Wainwright', as well as a number of more recent publications. However, awainwrightmusic.com will continue to supply PDF versions of the same pieces in the 'Shop' section of the website, allowing customers the option of purchasing both electronic and hard copies.
Andrew's composition Illuminate performed to thousands at London's O2 Arena
Andrew's composition, Illuminate, was performed by the Chicago Staff Band at London's O2 Arena on Saturday 4 July 2015 as part of The Salvation Army's BOUNDLESS International Congress. It is also the title track on the Chicago Staff Band's latest CD. The work features three songs: Shine on us, Speak O Lord and The World for God. To view the performance of the piece, please visit http://boundless2015.org/boundless/watchagain and click on 'SATURDAY 4 JULY - PM' (Session 6). The piece starts around 1:39:30.
Gloria published by Prima Vista
3 March 2015
Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' Gloria suite has been published by Prima Vista and is now available from http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/SPS30185.html This five movement suite for brass band & percussion features highlights from Jenkins' masterwork and includes: The Proclamation: Gloria in Excelsis Deo; Prayer: Laudamus te; The Psalm: Tehellim - Psalm 150; The Song: I'll Make Music (Cornet Solo); The Exaltation: Domine Deus. Andrew's arrangement was premiered by Grimethorpe Colliery Band at the 2014 Brass in Concert Gala Concert at The Sage, Gateshead.
Andrew interviewed on US radio
12 December 2014
Andrew has featured in an interview on Milwaukee Public Radio about the British brass band tradition and his music. The interview was in connection with a concert on Saturday 13 December given by Milwaukee Festival Brass, who will be playing several of his Christmas pieces. You can listen here: http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukees-british-brass-band-tradition
The Smoke that Thunders published by Prima Vista
11 December 2014
Andrew's composition, The Smoke that Thunders, has been published by Prima Vista and is available here: http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/30141.html The work was premiered by Virtuosi GUS Band at the Brass in Concert Championship at The Sage, Gateshead in November 2012. It tells the story of David Livingstone's journey to discover Victoria Falls. A video of the piece can be viewed in the Videos section of this website.
Andrew's arrangement of Gloria to be premiered at Brass in Concert
14 November 2014
Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' major work Gloria is to be premiered by Grimethorpe Colliery Band at the Brass in Concert Gala Concert on Saturday 15 November at The Sage Gateshead. The five-movement work is the third of Karl Jenkins' major works that Andrew has arranged for brass band, following The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace and Stabat Mater. Gloria will be released by Prima Vista later this month as part of its ongoing Karl Jenkins Collection for Brass Band. More details about the premiere can be found here: http://4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=19484#.VGX6e0uBCSI
The Smoke that Thunders qualifies for Salford International Composers' Contest Final
5 November 2014
Andrew's composition, The Smoke that Thunders, has made it through to the final of the Salford International Composers' Contest. The piece will be played by the Kings Division Brass Band on Wednesday 12 November and is one of five finalists. The contest, held at Peel Hall, Salford (M5 4WT), will begin at 1.00pm and is open to the general public. The Smoke that Thunders describes David Livingstone's journey to discover Victoria Falls. A video of the work can be viewed here: https://www.awainwrightmusic.com/apps/videos/videos/show/17578660-the-smoke-that-thunders More details about the contest are on 4barsrest.com at http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=19448#.VF5-pEuBCSI
Grimethorpe Colliery Band records Andrew's arrangement
15 October 2014
Grimethorpe Colliery Band has recorded three movements of Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' Suite from Stabat Mater on its latest CD, By Request II. Grimethorpe is the third band, along with Cory and Black Dyke, to record the arrangement. To order a copy, please visit http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/25402.html
Suite from Stabat Mater recorded by Black Dyke Band
26 February 2014
Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' Suite from Stabat Mater has been recorded on Black Dyke Band's latest CD, Black Dyke Gold Volume III. To order a copy, please visit http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/25362.html
Love Divine published by Faber Music
4 February 2014
Andrew was recently commissioned by Faber Music to arrange Howard Goodall's beautiful song, Love Divine. The arrangement is now available for purchase from Faber Music at http://howardgoodallstore.fabermusic.com/Love-Divine-Score-0571571190.aspx
Illinois connection for Andrew
1 November 2013
Andrew has been appointed Artistic Advisor to Illinois Brass Band (IBB). Commenting to 4barsrest.com on the appointment, IBB President William Kaempfe said, "This is an exciting time for us. I believe Andrew?s ability and experience will help take us to the next level of musical excellence."
"I know I speak for everyone in the IBB when I say that we are thrilled to have Andrew's expertise, talent and brass band wisdom in our corner," said IBB Music Director and Principal Conductor Stephen Squires.
"Andrew is a gifted composer and arranger with a unique and creative flair. We are so pleased that he will be sharing his magical touch with us and with our audiences."
Andrew's arrangement of Stabat Mater featured on Radio 2 played by Black Dyke Band
19 September 2013
Two movements of the Stabat Mater suite (Karl Jenkins arr. Andrew Wainwright) were played on BBC Radio 2's Listen to the Band by Black Dyke Band recently. It was part of the band's performance at the British Open Gala Concert at Symphony Hall. You can listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b2s9h
Andrew's arrangement features on new Brett Baker CD
13 September 2013
Andrew's arrangement of the song Hope has recently been recorded by trombone star Brett Baker on his latest CD, Novus Vox. Accompanied by Enfield Citadel Band under the baton of Jonathan Corry, it features a number of new commissions from various composers. The CD is available from http://www.brettbaker.co.uk/merchandise/recordings/product=novus-vox-song-of-joy-with-brett-baker-trombone-accompanied-by-enfield-citadel-band
Night of Joy to be published by SP&S
4 July 2013
Night of Joy, which features on Andrew's album, Christmas Fantasia, is to be published by SP&S in the General Series journal in August 2013. Based on the Spanish traditional song Cantemos a maria, it is a calypso toe-tapping number.
Andrew's music contributes to GUS victory
21 January 2013
Congratulations go to Virtuosi GUS Band, which recently won the Butlins Mineworkers Championship 2013. The Smoke that Thunders, described by 4barsrest website as 'a piece of colonial empire building musicality', which was commissioned for the band's performance at Brass in Concert, and Andrew's arrangement of Khachaturian's Galop from the Masquerade Suite, both contributed to the band's winning performance as part of their own-choice programme.
Andrew's music features at Brass in Concert
27 November 2012
Four pieces by Andrew Wainwright were featured at the Brass in Concert weekend at The Sage Gateshead on the weekend of 17 and 18 November. Stabat Mater Suite was performed by Cory Band at the World of Brass in Concert on the Saturday night, whilst two new commissions were played by Virtuosi GUS Band in the contest itself the next day - The Smoke that Thunders, which was based on the story of David Livingstone's journey to discover Victoria Falls, and an arrangement of Khachaturian's Galop from the Masquerade Suite. The band also featured Andrew's arrangement of John Rutter's Distant Land as part of its set.
Andrew's CD - Christmas Fantasia released
Christmas Fantasia - The Music of Andrew Wainwright has been released on the Doyen label. The CD, featuring Virtuosi GUS Band and Faryl Smith, a finalist in ITV?s television show Britain?s Got Talent, 2008, is a collection of seasonal compositions and arrangements. It is available for just £12 in the 'Shop' section of this website. For more details on the CD please see the 'Albums' section of this website.
Virtuosi GUS Band and Faryl Smith record CD of Andrew's music
19 September 2012
The Virtuosi GUS Band has recently recorded a Christmas CD of Andrew's music. The band was joined by guest vocal soloist, ITV's Britain's Got Talent star Faryl Smith, who recorded Ave Maria and Silent Night. The recording, which features 16 tracks, will include all of the music in the Andrew Wainwright Christmas Collection series (featured on this website under 'Music'), along with a number of new items. The CD will be on the Doyen label and due for release later in the year. More details of the release will be available on this website in the coming weeks.
Andrew to guest at Portuguese Music School
Andrew has been invited as the special guest to the Portuguese Territorial Music School this summer. Andrew last attended the music school as a delegate in 2004 but will this year lead the band and deliver a number of workshops on musicianship skills and brass playing.
Andrew is nominated in top 10 emerging composers
Andrew was recently nominated in a list of the top 10 emerging composers in The Salvation Army who have come to the fore in the past decade. The full article is published at:
Andrew is interviewed on 'The life of a young brass musician'
Andrew was recently interviewed on the website www.youngbrassmusician.blogspot.co.uk. Andrew is one of several baritone/euphonium players and composers to be interviewed. You can read the full interview here:
Armed Man to be performed by Black Dyke Band at Sheffield City Hall
Andrew's arrangement of The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace is to be performed by Black Dyke Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus on Saturday 28 April at Sheffield City Hall. The arrangement has previously been recorded by the band and released on DVD - available from http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/26093.html
Andrew conducts the New York Staff Band and Future All Stars at 125th Anniversary weekend
Andrew was a guest of the New York Staff Band at its recent 125th Anniversary celebrations and was asked to write a piece for the Future All Stars weekend by Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris. Andrew attended the band's celebration concert on the Thursday night at Carnegie Hall, reviewing the event for SA Bandsman magazine. He was also privileged to conduct the combined bands of the New York Staff Band and Future All Stars in his piece, Fanfare and Theme on Before the Throne on the Friday night at Star Lake Musicamp, following a number of luminaries of the music world who also conducted their own pieces on the night, including Joseph Turrin, Dr. Peter Graham and Lt. Col. Norman Bearcroft. The band was also conducted by Philip Smith (principal trumpet - New York Philharmonic), Derek Smith (former Bandmaster of the NYSB), Philip Cobb (principal trumpet - London Symphony Orchestra), German Staff Bandmaster Heinrich Schmidt and Major John Mott (former Bandmaster of the Household Troops Band). Andrew's piece was also performed by the massed bands at the final concert on the Sunday.
Andrew a guest at the Kenya East Territorial Music School
Andrew has recently returned from Kenya, where he was a member of staff at the first all-brass Territorial Music School in Kenya. Andrew conducted the Goldcrest Band, as well as the 'A' Band and massed bands, including his arrangements of Agnus Dei from the Armed Man and There's no-one, there's no-one like Jesus. He also led the composition group, which numbered 13, and delivered several masterclasses on brass techniques and musicianship.
New commission for New York
30 January 2012
Andrew has been commissioned by the New York Staff Band to write a piece for the Future All Stars weekend 2012, which is part of the band's 125th anniversary celebrations. The piece, entitled Fanfare and Theme on Before the Throne, will finish the final concert, which will be held at Star Lake camp in late March.
More details can be found at http://www.nysb.org/future-all-stars/
Stabat Mater suite released on Cory CD
30 January 2012
Andrew's arrangement of Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater has been released on Cory Band's latest CD, Cory in Concert Volume II. The suite, which Andrew co-arranged with Dr. Robert Childs, features five movements from the work and was premiered by Cory Band at the European Brass Band Championships in 2011 in Switzerland. It has since been performed by the band at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. You can purchase the CD at http://worldofbrass.com/search_new.php?search_field=21738&search_1=cd_title_and_band&max_results=10&search_validator=yes&submit=Search