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  • Cool Cat and Friends Treble Clef
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    Gordon Carr

    Cool Cat and Friends Treble Clef

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    Instrument: trombone/euphonium treble clef and piano
    Grade: easymedium
    Catalogue No: 1106TC
    ISMN No: 9790570272549

    Cool Cat is a meat eater but he makes friends with a couple of vegans, the elephant and the donkey. The cockerel gets them up in the morning and the poor dog has entered heaven. Here is a suite of pieces for you to play in the different styles for which the trombone is renowned. It is worth getting just for the cover!

    ... Elephantasy • Doodle–oo • Farewell to my Dog • Donkey–OK • Cool Cat
    Gordon Carr
    Gordon Carr was born in Matlock, Derbyshire and was educated at Dulwich College and The Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the horn with Barry Tuckwell. He has enjoyed a varied freelance career, which encompassed playing with all the major London orchestras. As a session musician he played on the soundtrack of numerous films including The Boys from Brazil, The Spy who Loved Me and Straw Dogs, and on the backing tracks of much pop music.
    In the role of soloist, he appeared at the Wigmore Hall, on the South Bank, round the UK, Italy and Belgium. With John Pigueguy, he recorded the concerti of Vivaldi and Telemann. With mouth of Hermes, he was in the vanguard of contemporary music performance throughout the 1970's. In this twenties, he began to write music and whilst a member of The Locke Brass Consort, he wrote several large-scale works for it. 'Prism for Brass and Percussion' was recorded on an acclaimed disc in 1975. 'Clearly a composer to be reckoned with' commented Records and Recording. There followed various commissions; 'Dialogue for Trumpet' and Brass for James Watson, also recorded; 'Trombone Concerto' for Don Lusher and The Godson for Robert Hardy, premiered on BBC 2.
    In all he has written in excess of 100 works, which includes string music for the GSMD, pianoforte music, much of which Sally Mays has recorded for ABC, concerti for Saxophone ~ for Martin Robertson, 'cello and viola ~ for Judy Swan.
    For thirty years, Gordon Carr taught at The Centre for Young Musicians and throughout his career has coached and conducted on holiday music courses. He has lectured at GSMD and at university of Keele. Conducting engagements have been with The Lock Brass Consort, London Brass Consort, London Youth Symphonic Band, London Youth Camber Orchestra, RAM Brass Ensemble, L.C.M. Symphonic Band and orchestra of International Summer School at Keele.
    Gordon Carr was a Professor at Trinity College of Music, but is now a full-time composer.

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