Composers & WorksBrenton Broadstock AM

for trombone & optional piano
Composed for Jarrod Callaghan
First performance: 23 Nov 2021

Performed at the ANAM Set Festival by
Jarrod Callaghan (trombone) and Aidan Boase (piano)

Program note:
'Memento' - something remembered. My first memories and love of classical music were of Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade and all those wonderful brass motives - some are included! As a trombone player I wanted to bring together those early memories and some more 'modern' sounds that I now use as a composer.

About the composer:
Brenton was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied composition and theory with Donald Freund at Memphis State University in the USA and with Peter Sculthorpe in Sydney, Australia. He received the Doctor of Music from the University of Melbourne where he was Professor of Music and Head of Composition from 1982 until 2007. He now freelances and in 2009 he was Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Brenton’s music has been performed and broadcast regularly over the past 40 years, nationally  and  internationally.  He  has  twice  been  Composer  In  Residence  with  the Melbourne  Symphony  Orchestra  and  has  received  numerous  prizes  including several  APRA  Awards,  the  Maggs  Award,  the  Paul  Lowin  Song  Cycle  Prize,  the 1999  Don  Banks  Award  and a was named a Member of  the  Order  of  Australia  (AM)  in  the  2014 Australia Day Honours for “significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor”.  Brenton’s Never  Truly  Lost,  written  for  the  Australian  Chamber  Orchestra, was  highly  recommended  at  the  2014  International  Rostrum  of  Composers  in Finland.

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