ANDREW WAINWRIGHT  COMPOSER • ARRANGER

Welcome to the website of Andrew Wainwright. Here you will find news of latest projects and information about Andrew's compositions and arrangements. Andrew's music is available for purchase in the 'Shop' section. If you would like to commission Andrew to write a piece of music, feel free to get in contact.

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And can it be? arrangement published


awainwrightmusic.com can announce that Dan Forrest has given exclusive permission to publish Andrew's arrangement for brass band of his highly popular choral anthem. The sheet music is now available through the Shop section of this website. The piece was commissioned by Bandmaster Brett Tolcher and the Norridge Citadel Band. Please see a video of the New York Staff Band performing the work in Washington DC below.

Spanish Dance in top 3 sellers on JW Pepper


Andrew's Christmas work Spanish Dance has been announced as one of the top three grossing works in the JW Pepper concert band category for 2018. The work was premiered by the Virtuosi GUS Band and recorded on its CD Christmas Fantasia - The music of Andrew Wainwright. In 2017 Andrew's arrangement of Ukrainian Bell Carol was one of the top three grossing works on JW Pepper for the month of November 2017. 

Andrew wins RWCMD Cory Band Composer Competition 2018


Andrew has won 1st prize in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Cory Band Composer Competition 2018. Andrew's piece 'The Spirit of St. Louis' was one of three finalists, including Stephen Wood and Matthew Shaw. The competition was judged by Cory Band Conductor Philip Harper, Liz Lane, John Wallace and Nigel Seaman. The piece sets out to describe in less than five minutes the 33-hour journey that saw Charles Lindbergh become the first person to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight. It will recorded commercially by The Cory Band and performed throughout its 2018-19 season, and published by Wright & Round.

Andrew's works performed by New York Philharmonic Brass


Two of Andrew's works were performed by New York Philharmonic Brass at their annual Christmas concert, 'Holiday Brass' 2017. The concert, which was hosted by Philip Smith, was held at David Geffen Hall in New York on Sunday 17 December 2017 and feature guest soloist Doc Severinsen. Andrew's arrangements of 'Carol of the Bells' and 'Night of Joy' were featured.



Andrew wins inaugural New York Staff Band competition


Andrew has been announced as the winner of the New York Staff Band's inaugural composers' contest for 2017. Andrew's piece, a tone poem entitled Fearless, was nominated as one of three finalists along with Joel Collier and Ruben Schmidt, and voted as the winner by the members of the New York Staff Band. The competition, which was open to anyone, received 31 entries from around the world.

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