Given my last two posts, I feel as though I am on a film composer kick, so why not continue the trend? Perhaps that will be the future direction of this blog. However, I feel as though many film composers do not actively pursue concert works on the side, so this theme may run its course soon. However, in the meantime, let’s explore the brass ensemble music of Georges Delerue!
Georges Delerue (1925-1992), was a French composer of film whose oeuvre consists of over 350 scores for film and numerous instrumental solo works, operas, and ballets. Delerue, who moved to Los Angeles in 1982, is, like our last two composers, an Academy Award winner, for his score to A Little Romance. He subsequently also contributed to the TV series Amazing Stories. Delerue wrote several pieces featuring brass, including:
Madrigal for trombone ensemble
Fanfares Pour Tous Les Temps for brass
Cérémonial for brass ensemble
Cérémonial was recorded on the album “Heroic & Ceremonial Music for Brass and Organ” by the London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble. Here is an excerpt: