Composer: Andrew Batterham

Malletopia

RM756 Malletopia Batterham MARIMBA/PNO
RM756 Malletopia Batterham MARIMBA/PNO

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Composer: Andrew Batterham
Composed: 2006 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Marimba & Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720109-27-5 Catalogue: RM756
Level: D Country: Australia

The Old House

RM741 The Old House Batterham TUBA/PNO
RM741 The Old House Batterham TUBA/PNO

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RM741e The Old House Batterham TUBA/PNO
RM741e The Old House Batterham TUBA/PNO

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Composer: Andrew Batterham
Composed: 2009 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Tuba & Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720109-12-1 Catalogue: RM741
Level: C Country: Australia

Vanguard

RM583 Vanguard Batterham CB
RM583 Vanguard Batterham CB

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Composer: Andrew Batterham
Composed: 2006 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire
ISMN: 979-0-720083-89-6 Catalogue: RM583
Level: grade 4 Country: Australia

Performed live by Caulfield Grammar School Symphonic band. Directed by Simon Brown.

Performed by the Grainger Wind Symphony

“Vanguard” was commissioned in 2006 by Caulfield Grammar School for their Symphonic Band, Simon Brown director. It was used on their overseas tour as a concert opener, and for this reason it displays all the energy and flamboyance of a fanfare. The word vanguard refers to an advance group, like trail blazers, and should convey an attitude of confidence and enthusiasm to any audience.

The opening two note patterns should define this feeling very strongly. They expand into a passage full of energy, which in turn prepares the listener for the main melody which follows. After the band reaches a climax, several short soloists lead to a more relaxed version of the tune, which in turn dies away to a slow, reflective middle section. A solo clarinet is soon joined by the rest of the band, who rise and fall back to the original two note pattern. Distant drums herald a build up to the return of the opening music, which is let loose all over again, but this time with a powerful rendition of the melody from the middle section of the work. The final bars of “Vanguard” should epitomize all that a fanfare needs to be: exciting, thrilling and fun to play.

Duke’s Crusade

RM371 Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO
RM371 Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM371e Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO
RM371e Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Andrew Batterham
Composed: 2003 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720071-28-2 Catalogue: RM371
Level: D Country: Australia