British Bandsman will feature a saxophone cover image for the first time when Andy Scott appears on the front of the latest issue, released this week.
The popular magazine for brass band enthusiasts includes a feature article on Andy Scott’s role as Composer in Residence with Foden’s Band and his latest work for the band, incorporating voice and harp. The article, Composing for Foden’s Band, appears in the 17 May issue of the popular magazine.
Andy’s partnership with Foden’s Band goes back to 2008, when Foden’s approached Andy to become their inaugural Composer in Residence following their performance of Andy’s tuba concerto Salt of the Earth with soloist Les Neish, who had commissioned the work. The relationship has gone from strength to strength, resulting in the creation and performance of many exciting and groundbreaking new works and the release of two CDs: A World Within (British Bandsman CD of the Year 2010) and Spirit of Foden’s.
Most recently, Foden’s premiered A Child Like You, Andy Scott’s New Music Biennial commission for the band with soprano Anna-Clare Monk and harpist Lauren Scott. The commission will receive further performances in special weekend festivals at London’s Southbank Centre on Sunday 6 July and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music, on Saturday 2 August, linked to the city’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games.
Established in 1887, British Bandsman is the biggest selling weekly publication in the international brass band market and a household name throughout the world. Each week, the magazine offers up-to-the-minute incisive news, reviews, investigative features, comprehensive contest coverage, in-depth event previews, expert music analysis, technical know-how and tips, product information and thought-provoking opinion.
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