Roger Swann - Horn Player - Wine Enthusiast - C++ Programmer

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Roger Swann - Composer

The following pdf files represent some of the output of Roger Swann

The composer asserts his right as copyright holder to prohibit any unauthorised recordings of his works being used for commercial gain. The composer asserts his right as copyright holder to prohibit any unauthorised radio, television, video, internet or other forms of broadcast of his works being used for commercial gain. Please approach the composer, roger@cigol.com, for enquiries about recording or broadcasting this work. Please notify the composer, roger@cigol.com, of any performance, including details of the performer(s), venue, date and approximate audience numbers. The composer neither asks for, nor expects, any financial remuneration for live performances which do not involve recording or broadcasting. When performing the work, please ensure that the composers name is clearly associated with the work (e.g. through the programme notes). Please feel free to reproduce the sheet music as you feel appropriate (either by photocopying or electronic means). Please ensure any reproductions include the front page.

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Fantastic (Completed in June 2017) (Zip file is a complete set of parts and the full score)

Fantastic was written specifically for the individual players of COMA East Midlands as a result of 17 years of inspiration from it's dedicatee, Kieran O'Riordan who was MD of COMA East Midlands for this lengthy period. It was first performed at Kieran's final concert as MD of the ensemble on 17th June 2017 in Nottigham.

The dedication printed in the score reads as follows:

For Kieran O’Riordan, COMA East Midlands Musical Director from 2001 to 2017. With gratitude for all his boundless enthusiasm, patience and expertise which made being a member of COMA East Midlands a stimulating and satisfying experience.

The score and parts were type set by Sarah Chamberlain who's generosity with her time was very much appreciated

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Carol Clapping (Completed in Dec 2014)

Carol Clapping has yet to make a concert performance but it is perfect for an after dinner diversion around Christmas. Enjoy it !

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Just Sit (Completed in June 2014)

Just Sit had it's world premier performance at the COMA East Midlands concert on Saturday 5th July 2014 at St Jude’s Church Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham. It is the composer's first experiment with using a computer to control musicians.

The Just Sit download is a 4MB zip file. It contains a windows install file that installs the software on a Windows machine. It is a 32 bit windows application and runs correctly on Win XP, Win 7 (32bit) and Win 7 (64bit). It will almost certainly run on all versions of Windows above and including Win XP. The installed software includes several pdf files with performance notes, rehearsal advice, and historical background (available from the help menu of the software). Once installed the software can be uninstalled by using the standard Windows control panel "uninstall" system.

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Four Corners (Completed in July 2013)

Given it's world premier performance by the composer at the COMA East Midlands Ensemble concert in Nottingham on 20th July 2013 this piece is scored for flexible performer/narrator. The composer was delighted to be given the chance to give the second performance on 31st March 2014 at a Houghton Music Club concert.

Feel free to approach the composer if you have a concert where you would like him to repeat his performance...

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Variations and Themes (Written in 2006)

Variations and Themes is scored for solo piano and is the composer's first effort at writing for this instrument.

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Nativity (Completed in July 2006)

Nativity was written for COMA East Midlands Ensemble - originally aimed for the Christmas Special meeting of Dec 2006 the "peace" is a light hearted COMA equivalent of a christmas carol.

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Encore (Writen in 1999)

Encore is a piece for five or more unaccompanied voices - particularly suitable as a concert encore.

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Have you tried the ultimate wind / brass BreveEasy long note practice software? You can download a free version of this product developed by Roger Swann from here.

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For some reviews of selected concerts you might like to visit www.cigol.com/review

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Roger Swann - Horn Player - Wine Enthusiast - C++ Programmer