Iain's new Christmas piece, A Sussex Swing, was premiered in Coventry Cathedral on December 11th 2021 by the Jaguar Land Rover Band in a charity concert for the NSPCC. Two days later, the piece was also played at the same location and was recorded by BBC CWR Radio for their Christmas Broadcast. In addition the pre-broadcast music also featured Iain's A Christmas Waltz.

 

A Sussex Swing is a 'Big Band Swing' version of A Sussex Carol featuring solos for Euphonium, Trombone, Flugelhorn and Cornet and will go down well with both band and audience alike. Both pieces are available from our Shop page, priced at £24.95.

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Premiere in Coventry Cathedral 

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Iain has produced a set of six unaccompanied euphonium duets, some of which have been featured online by Steven Mead and Micah Dominic Parsons. Commissioned by Micah, the pieces have a variety of styles - some are original compositions and some are arrangements of traditional and folk tunes. These pieces are a great resource for teachers and students or just fun to play along with a friend!

The pieces featured are:

1. Humoresque for Two Euphoniums (original composition),

2. Mother Machree (American Folk Tune),

3. Reflection (original composition),

4. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Sea Shanty),

5.The Hills of Glen Orchy(Scottish Folk Tune)

6. The Road to Lisdoonvarna (Irish Folk Tune).

The duets are available as a set of six for only £24.95 and can be purchased from our Shop.

Micah and Steven playing Rolling Down to Old Maui

Iain has been commissioned to write a new piece for solo euphonium for Micah Dominic Parsons. Micah, who is a student of Steven Mead and currently principal euphonium of the Jaguar Land Rover band, is planning to record and album in the near future. He asked Iain to write a solo featuring Celtic music, a genre which is close to Micah's heart. The piece is entitled 'A Celtic Rhapsody' and features three traditional Irish tunes and is a tour de force for euphonium and band. Micah is pleased with the finished result and is looking forward to trying it out with the band in the near future.

In addition, Iain has written another piece for Micah based on a folk tune called 'The Warwickshire Lad'. This piece is more of a traditional air varie solo with some exciting work for the euphonium which will really show the soloist off in fine form. Micah is hoping to premiere the solo on his 1916 Solbron euphonium.

Iain  has written a new solo for bartione and band. The piece is called Under An Open Sky and is a beautiful slow melody in which the soloist intertwines with the band in melodious fashion and features obligato passages that can really set the soloist off in a demonstration of range and tone. The solo is available for £24.95 and is available from our Shop page. You can also listen to a sample on our Listen page.

Iain has written a new piece which was premiered by the trumpet fanfare team of the Jaguar Land Rover Band in October 2021 at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. The piece, called Fanfare for Coventry is to commemorate the city's celebration of being the UK City of Culture in 2021.

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Fanfare for Coventry