David Bruce has a growing reputation as a composer, with commissions from Carnegie Hall, the San Diego Symphony and the Royal Opera House, London. He also happens to run Red Balloon Technology Ltd, the company behind 8notes.com.
He has written a number of pieces for beginners in a jazz and blues styles, which appear on the site.
Inspired by the harmonies and 2-against-3 cross-rhythms of Michael Nyman's soundtrack to the film The Piano, this piece offers an easy to play way in to this inspiring sound world.
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Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
The Eye of Night (score and parts)
By David Bruce. For flute (doubling alto flute, bass flute), viola and harp. Chamber Music. Score and parts. Duration ca. 16 minutes. Published by Bill Holab Music (B9.432)
Steampunk (score and parts)
By David Bruce. For octet: oboe (english horn), clarinet (bass clarinet), bassoon (contrabassoon, optional), horn, violin, viola, cello, contrabass. Chamber Music. Score and parts. Duration 22 minutes. Published by Bill Holab Music (B9.452)
Two Dowland Laments (score and parts)
By John Dowland (1563-1626). Arranged by David Bruce. For mezzo-soprano voice and string orchestra (5-4-4-3-2). This edition: saddle-stitch. Score and set of parts. 12 pages (score), 4 pages (each part). Duration 10 minutes. Published by Bill Holab Music (B9.538SC-SET)
The North Wind was a Woman (study score)
By David Bruce. For soprano voice and ensemble (flute (piccolo/alto flute/bass flute), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet), harp, mandolin, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass). Vocal Music. Study score. Duration ca. 20 minutes. Published by Bill Holab Music (B9.447-SS)