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.
Virtual All-Star Band helps fight COVID-19
The last few weeks I have been working on project involving a Virtual All-Star Brass Band, to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. The band is made up of some of the finest brass and percussion players from around the banding world and representing around a dozen nationalities. It's safe to say it would be nearly impossible to get this group of players altogether in one room ordinarily, but due to the wonders of technology this has made possible! Below is the video.To donate to this most worthwhile project and help beat COVID-19, please visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/227364908689876/
“The success of new music is often reliant on a unique synergy between composer and performer; an alliance that although infrequently palpable in today’s musical landscape, is often evident in the music of Andrew Wainwright. Through his remarkably creative compositional voice, coupled with his performing experience, we find a writer capable of producing music to resonate meaningfully with an audience, whilst artistically stimulating those performing it. Whether it be via skilfully crafted arrangements or innovative compositions, Andrew Wainwright is making an immense impression on the brass band world with music that performers revel in and audiences savour.”
Territorial Music Secretary (The Salvation Army - USA Southern Territory)
"Andrew Wainwright is one the most gifted composers of our generation. He consistently produces exciting music that is as fun to play, as it is to listen. He has a gift for presenting a clear message through his music, taking the listener on a journey from joyous frivolity, high drama, extreme tension, to exceptional meditative reflection - sometimes all in one piece of music! Andrew has his own voice as a composer – his style is his own, drawn from experience and a deep knowledge of the genre he is writing in, whether it be brass band, orchestra or wind band. He is also fortunate to be an excellent graphic artist, writer, and type setter. His sheet music is always clean and professionally produced. I highly recommend using Andrew’s work, or even commissioning him to write a new work for you and your ensemble. He is really easy to work with and never disappoints!"
Dr. Ronald Holz
“Andrew Wainwright has emerged as a major talent via his innovative, attractive scores, both originals and arrangements. His fertile musical imagination balances well with his craft, his technique. Prolific in output, he is building an impressive catalogue of accessible, pleasing works that are making significant contributions in the brass band, orchestral, and wind band repertoires.”
Educator & Conductor - Elgin Symphony Orchestra & The Illinois Brass Band
"I have been fortunate to work with Andrew in developing new works/arrangements for brass band and new arrangements for orchestra Christmas concerts. In every case, I have found his work to be fresh, creative, and full of vitality. He has a clear sense of orchestration, and makes wise and musical choices at all times! Everyone I work with, from amateur players to seasoned professionals agree that he is an exceptional talent. I am proud to be among his ardent fans!"
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 arrangement was commissioned by Bandmaster Brett Tolcher and the Norridge Citadel Band. To view a video of the work please visit the video section of this website.
Spanish Dance in top three 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.