Central Composers Alliance Works by Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/ Founded in 1995, the Central Composers Alliance, whose Patron is Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, was formed to promote the works of members of the Composers Guild of Great Britain who are resident in, or have close connections with, Central England. Robert Ramskill Composers Classical Music Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/images/shops/164.jpg http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/index.cfm?composer=164 Robert Ramskill Mornings of Music 2018 - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1446 After last year s songs on the theme SPACE I ve been asked to write more songs for Coventry s junior school children this time on the theme 20th century British Popular music. Not so easy to write songs about songs but the attached files are of number 4 (of 7) in the set: THE SKIFFLE GROUP SONG . Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1446 Robert Ramskill Song without words - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1445 The 3rd piece from a projected Suite of five. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1445 Robert Ramskill Weaving A Spell - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1443 Piano Piece published by Trinity College in their new Grade 6 Piano Exam book (for 2018 - 2020). The teaching notes printed at the end of the album describe Weaving A Spell as a "charming waltz-like piece". Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1443 Robert Ramskill Spike Milligan - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1442 The style and character of each of these eight pieces has been inspired by a Spike Milligan poem. The album is published by BRASS WIND PUBLICATIONS (Catalogue number 1168; ISMN M-57066-030-8). The attached recording is a computer performance of number 8 in the set - IN THE LAND OF THE BUMBLEY BOO. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1442 Robert Ramskill Finale from Suite for Viola and Piano - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1438 The last of a set of 5 pieces for viola at around grade 6-8 standard Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1438 Robert Ramskill Radio Roulette - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1433 Arrangement of some well-known radio theme tunes for Warwick University Brass Band to play as part of their programme in the 2017 Unibrass competition. The band won the &acute;Most Entertaining&acute; category with their radio-themed set. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1433 Robert Ramskill Prelude in E minor - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1429 The latest (no 15) of my planned set of 24 preludes - Berceuse. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1429 Robert Ramskill Mornings of Music - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1422 Each year the Primary School children of Coventry are invited to participate in a Morning of Music where they perform specially composed songs on a chosen theme. I have written the songs for 2017 and the theme is SPACE . The attached song (score of the voice part and studio recording) is called The Big Bang. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1422 Robert Ramskill Prelude from Suite for Viola and Piano - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1421 First of a series of pieces for viola players of around Grade 6 and above Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1421 Robert Ramskill PROJECT 21 - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1435 Eight arrangements for BBC&acute;s Songs of Praise programme. The idea was to have straightforward (but interesting!) arrangements which could be used in just about any location (Organ optional!) and with any level of vocal ability (i.e. no elaborate harmonisations or descants). The titles arranged are: Give Me Joy In My Heart; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; He&acute;s Got The Whole World In His Hands; I&acute;ll Go In The Strength Of The Lord; Leaning On The Everlasting Arms; Oh When The Saints; To God Be The Glory; Wide, Wide As The Ocean. The attached MP3 is of a MIDI &acute;performance&acute; of the last of these. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1435 Robert Ramskill Humoresque No 2 for Six Brass - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1391 The Trombonist Rajendra Narula commissioned me to write a short new piece for his group - The Midland Brass Ensemble. It s a companion piece to Humoresque No 1 (as yet unperformed!) which I wrote all of 30 years ago! This recording is MIDI generated. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1391 Robert Ramskill Humoresque No 1 for Six Brass - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1383 By way of preparation for writing a new piece for the Midland Brass Ensemble I ve rearranged a brass piece I wrote 30 years ago for their line-up (the original was for seven brass including Horns). Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1383 Robert Ramskill 3 Canadian Snapshots for Warwick School Instrumental Ensembles - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1382 The 3 pieces are entitled: 1) Lakes and Mountains 2) The Kamloops Blues 3) Stanley Park (Vancouver). The attached MP3 recording is of number 3 of which my programme note says: This jaunty piece evokes the bustle of activity generated by the many cyclists, walkers, skate boarders and joggers enjoying the park s marvellous setting. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1382 Robert Ramskill Prelude in A minor - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1378 The 14th in a planned set of 24 this prelude has the sub-title ...back to the future [October 2015] and incorporates an aggressive and dissonant episode which is intended as a nostalgic look back to the avant-garde of yesteryear!Here is a link to a video of a Julian Hellaby performance of the piece. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dC3oNntSvik" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1378 Robert Ramskill Ice, Snow and Mountains - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1376 Written for the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra to perform in a Christmas concert in Coventry Cathedral in December 2015. The title is taken from a painting by Margaret Ramskill of a scene of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. <P> Note to orchestras: If this piece is of interest to you please contact me with a request for a set of parts (downloadable as PDFs). There is no charge for this but if the piece is subsequently used in a public concert I would appreciate notification of the event and also a nominal fee for use of the piece of 30.00 pounds, cheques payable to: ROBERT RAMSKILL, 142 Woodside Avenue, COVENTRY, CV3 6BE. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1376 Robert Ramskill Prelude in D major - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1355 Latest in the series of 24 preludes (one in each major and minor key). This one is entitled .... Song Without Words . Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1355 Robert Ramskill Easy Piano Pieces - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1356 Four pieces at about grades 2 to 4 from a projected &acute;Album for the Young&acute; Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1356 Robert Ramskill Anniversary Overture - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1313 Anniversary Overture was written for The Royal Sutton Coldfield Orchestra to play in their 40th Anniversary concert in Sutton Coldfield Town Hall in October 2015. <p> <p><strong>Note to Orchestras: <p> If you would be interested to try the piece out just contact me with a request for a set of parts (downloadable as PDFs). There is no charge for this but if the piece is subsequently used in a public concert I would appreciate notification of the event and also a nominal fee for the use of the music of 50.00 pounds, cheques payable to: Robert Ramskill, 142 Woodside Avenue, COVENTRY, CV3 6BE <p> Comments on Anniversary Overture - <p> .....personally speaking, I think it s GREAT and just want we want! Something for both orchestra and audience to get their teeth into and enjoy. Thank you! <p>Richard Reakes, Royal Sutton Coldfield Orchestra. <p> The orchestra s 40th anniversary concert got off to a truly festive start with the Anniversary Overture composed for the occasion by Robert Ramskill. It s one of those jolly pieces of light music, once ubiquitous on British radio and television. Ramskill livens it up with a dash of jazz with licks for trumpet and clarinet the latter doffing its cap to Gershwin s Rhapsody in Blue both well taken, and with opportunities for every section of the orchestra to shine. <p> Norman Stinchcombe, Birmingham Post.<p> "What a great piece the Anniversary Overture is! It was a great delight to conduct it." <p> Malcolm Goldring, conductor of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Orchestra.The link here is to the Royal Sutton Coldfield Orchestra s world premiere of the piece. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/a-eOot4bNn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normalmso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;} <![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <!--EndFragment--> <p> </p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1313 Robert Ramskill Long Ago, Prophets Knew - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1306 Recorded in the Albert Hall for broadcast on the Songs of Praise Christmas Big Sing. The attached "recording" is MIDI generated. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1306 Robert Ramskill Silent Night for Dom - Robert Ramskill http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1305 Professional oboist Dominic Kelly asked me to do a version of Silent Night for use as an encore over the Christmas period. He wanted the tune only to become gradually apparent and for the harmonies to be "far out" throughout! Here is the result of this unusual request. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.composersalliance.com/composers/work.cfm?work=1305