Matthew Nunes: How to Write for Brass Band in Three Easy Steps


By Matthew Nunes As both a composer and performer the British brass band movement has been an inspiration. I had the privilege of substituting in a band for one year. The literature and musicianship astounded me. However, I have perceived a lack of interest in the medium among fellow composers. I feel as though it …

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Tool #48: Stacking and Exploding Harmonies


Hi All, My Masters thesis performance went well and I am now all caught up on the things that got left on the back burner while that ramped up.  This means I am back to posting here! I would like to continue a topic of mine that I explored a long time ago: motivic development.  …

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