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The Rich List

According to Classic FM magazine, these are the top earners of all time in the composers world — and not a single brass band man in sight!!!

 

A little bit of ephemera to carry you through to Christmas.

Did you know that according to Classic FM, the following ten composers made the biggest ever fortunes whilst they were alive.

1. George Gershwin (1898—1937)
2. Johann Strauss II (1825—99)
3. Giuseppe Verdi (1813—1901)
4. Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868)
5. George F. Handel (1685—1759)
6. Franz Joseph Hayden (1732—1809)
7. Sergei Rachmaninov (1873—1943)
8. Giacomo Puccini (1858—1924)
9. Niccolo Paganini (1782—1840)
10. Pytor Tchaikovsky (1840—93)

Makes you wonder who has been the most successful in the banding world then. Gordon Langford, Philip Sparke, Eric Ball, Gilbert Vinter, Leroy Anderson, Peter Graham, Lieutenant Charles Godfrey perhaps?



Black Dyke

Black Dyke stars to lead Market Rasen workshops

January 23 • The stars of Black Dyke will lead workshops on playing, conducting and composition ahead of their concert at Lincoln Cathedral in April — and its open to one and all.


Andreas Kratz

Swedish link for Tongwynlais Odyssey

January 23 • Tongwynlais Temperance will be directed by Swedish conductor Andreas Kratz as they look to embark on a successful Royal Albert Hall Odyssey in Swansea in March.


James McLeod

McLeod to leave Leyland

January 23 • Euph star James McLeod to end tenure at Leyland as he relocates to Chelmsford.


Ian Bousfield

Bousfield to lead 'Brass Spectacular' in Glasgow

January 23 • The internationally acclaimed trombone virtuoso Ian Bousfield will be the star attraction at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's forthcoming 'Brass Spectacular' day.


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Youth & The Cory Band

Saturday 27 January • Halifax Minster HX51 1 QL


Tredegar Town Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 27 January • RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD


Concert Brass Poynton

January 23 • Poynton Concert Brass Band - 220 Park Lane - SK12 1QR . (Stockport and Macclesfield). NOT A LEARNERS BAND AND NO CONTESTING: We seek Good Standard; Front Row Cornet, 2nd Euphonium, 2nd Baritone. Rehearse Weds, 8.00 to 10.00 pm with a short comfort break.


Clevedon Brass

January 23 • Clevedon Brass has vacancies for a cornet and a horn player. We are a 10 piece brass ensemble who play a wide variety of music some specially arranged for us. We rehearse in Long Ashton near Bristol on a Tuesday evening,


Clevedon Brass

January 23 • Clevedon Brass has vacancies for a Trombone/Euphonium/Baritone player.. We are a 10 piece brass ensemble who play a wide variety of music some specially arranged for us.. We rehearse in Long Ashton near Bristol on a Tuesday evening,


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor