Kevin Riley

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I began my musical life as most musicians do by playing the recorder. This led onto the trumpet and then the trombone .At the age of 15 I joined the Army as a trombone player quickly rising through the playing ranks of the Junior Army Service and then onto Kneller Hall in London. Here I studied trombone under Mr William Teskey(Principal trombone Covent Garden) and Mr Dennis Bayton(Taverners Big Band).

I also studied theory and composition under Mr. R.G Swift. It was here that I acquired a thirst for the knowledge of other wind and brass instruments and was frequently seen mixing with all sorts of musicians both in and out of bars! In 1973 I joined The Queens Royal Irish Hussars band and was their Solo Trombone player for nine years. It was here that I started to arrange and compose. Whilst in the band I had my first piece played on the national German Radio, it was an arrangement of the Theme from The Godfather.

At this time I was also lucky enough to further my trombone skills, through lessons from the Principal of the BSO, Mr. Dennis Wise.

I left the Army in 1981 and could frequently be found depp-ing in various theatre pits throughout the south coast. The list of ensemble membership runs between big bands, jazz bands, brass ensembles, orchestras, German bands and recorder consorts!

At the present time I am teaching at Thorngrove School . I am also the musical director of The Allegro Wind Band and Andover Light Orchestra . I regularly write and arrange for all these ensembles.

With the birth of the Internet, I regularly talk to musicians from around the world and was honoured to have a piece I'd written performed by The Octava Chamber Orchestra in Seattle on November 2nd 2008. I have also had a Rondo for Strings and a Partita for Solo Violin performed by the same ensemble. I have also been a featured composer at the Hastings International Composers Festival for two years. My publishers include Safe Music, Kistner and Siegel and Music for Brass.

My music has gone worldwide from this site. USA, Mexico, Canada and even China have been some of the many and varied destinations.

Score catalogue

Air for Horn in F and Piano - Solo Horn in F + piano
Rondo for Claire - Solo Horn in Eb + piano
Sonatina for Tenor Horn - Solo instrument (Tenor Horn)
Lullaby for Tenor Horn - Solo instrument (Tenor Horn)
Allegro for Four Trumpets - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Allemande - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Blues for Two - Duet of Trumpets in Bb
Douai Abbey - Sextet of Trumpets in Bb
Fantasy for Trumpet - Solo instrument (Trumpet in Bb)
Flourish for Trumpets - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Frolic for Trumpets - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Hear the voice and prayer - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
In Majesty, Arrives - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Irish Washerwoman - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Jenny Wren - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Let the bright Seraphim - Solo Trumpet in Bb + piano
O Bone Jesu - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Silent Night - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Suite for Four Trumpets - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Take 3 - Trio of Trumpets in Bb
The 9 15 to Paddington - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
The Hallelujah Chorus - Sextet of Trumpets in Bb
Veni Sponsa Christi - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Allegretto for Tuba - Solo instrument (Tuba)
Andante moderato for Tuba - Solo instrument (Tuba)
The Happy Hefalump - Solo Tuba + piano
Tuba Lullaby - Large mixed ensemble
A Danse for Trombone Trio - Trio of Tenor Trombones
A Danse for Trombone Trio - Trio of Tenor Trombones
Allemande - Quartet of Trombones
Ave Maria - Sextet of Trombones
Ave Verum Corpus - Quartet of Tenor Trombones
Bossa Bones - Quartet of Trombones
Chorale - Quartet of Tenor Trombones
Octet for Trombones - Large mixed ensemble
Quartet for Trombones No 1 - Quartet of Trombones
Quartet for Trombones No 1 - Quartet of Trombones
Sad Song - Solo Tenor Trombone + piano
Sam's Samba - Solo instrument (Trombone)
Silent Night - Quartet of Trombones
Springfields - Solo instrument (Trombone)
The Bonemans Fugue - Quartet of Trombones
Trombone Concerto No 1 in Bb Major - Solo Trombone + piano
Triple Trombones - Trio of Trombones
A Circus March - Concert band / wind band
A Day in the Life - Concert band / wind band
Ascendo ad Patrem - Brass quintet
Air and Ecossaise - Brass quartet
Amazing Grace - Brass quartet
Aver Verum Corpus - Brass quartet
Blues for Two - Large mixed ensemble
Brass Band Blues - Brass band
Brass Quintet No 1 - Brass quintet
Burghclere Village - Concert band / wind band
Concert Fanfare - Concert band / wind band
Du großer Schmerzensmann - Quartet of Trumpets in Bb
Elegy - Brass quartet
Emma's Song - Solo instrument (Euphonium in Bb [bass clef])
Fanfare "NJB" - Concert band / wind band
Fanfare - Concert band / wind band
Fanfare for Theo - Large mixed ensemble
Fanfare: H.C. - Concert band / wind band
Fairest Isle - Quartet of Trombones
Fairest Isle - Large mixed ensemble
Fanfare - Brass quartet
Madrigali et riaceri - Brass quartet
March of the Russian Cossaks - Large mixed ensemble
Nocturne - Brass quartet
Pavanne - Brass quartet
Pop March - Concert band / wind band
Sleepytime Girls - Large mixed ensemble
To A Wild Rose - Brass quartet
Tumpet & Trombone Two-et - Duet of Trumpets in Bb
Quintet No 1 for Brass - Brass quintet
The 12 Days of Christmas - Brass quartet
A Gypsy Tale - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Ayre in D minor - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Archie's Air - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Freddie's Frolic - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Friday Morning Song - Quartet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Interlude - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Passipied - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
The Ash Grove - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Two Part Invention - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Slippin' Away - Big band
Basically Blues - Big band
A Sunny Day - Large mixed ensemble
Adagio for the End of Days - Large mixed ensemble
At Christmas Time - Large mixed ensemble
Jingle Bells - Large mixed ensemble
La Consolation - Large mixed ensemble
Lullaby for Willow - Large mixed ensemble
Silent Night - Large mixed ensemble
Jingle Bells - Large mixed ensemble
The 12 Days of Christmas - String quartet
Ode to Henry Purcell - Large mixed ensemble
Pony and Trap - String orchestra
A Springtime Walk - Orchestra
Autumn Time - Orchestra
As Darkness Fell - Orchestra
Barford House - Orchestra
Croeso i Gymru! - Orchestra
Elegy in G Minor - String orchestra
A Gypsy Serenade - Orchestra + solo Solo Violin
A Gypsy Tale - Solo instrument (Solo Violin)
Partita - Solo instrument (Solo Violin)
Air in B Minor - Solo instrument (Solo Violoncello)
Duet for Violincello's - Duet of Solo Violoncellos
Apres Un Reve - Sextet of Solo Violoncellos
Andante for Cello and Piano - Solo Solo Violoncello + piano
Andante for Cello Duet - Duet of Solo Violoncellos
A Christmas Treat! - String orchestra
to Honey - String quartet
Presto for Strings - String quartet
Tango - String quartet
The Av It Rhumba! - String orchestra
A Little Tune - Large mixed ensemble
Adagio - String quartet
Adagio for String Orchestra - String orchestra
Amazing Grace - Orchestra
Ave Maria - String orchestra
Bedrock Blues - Orchestra
Blues March - Orchestra
Blue Sunrise - Large mixed ensemble
By Downland Lock - String orchestra
Carol of the Bells - Orchestra
Chaconne for Strings - String orchestra
Easy-Peasy! - Duet of Violin 1
Fields of Wyoming - Orchestra
Für Elise - Duet
Duet for Violin and Cello - Duet of Solo Violins
From Dusk Till Dawn - Solo Solo Violoncello + piano
Halelujah - String orchestra
Lament for String Orchestra - String orchestra
Memories from Home - Orchestra
Moonlight Sonata - Orchestra
On Christmas Night - Orchestra
Pony and Trap - Orchestra
Prelude in Eb - Orchestra
Reverie - Orchestra
Rondo in G major for Strings - String orchestra
Scene 1 - Orchestra
Shakin' Strings! - String orchestra
Silent Night - String orchestra
Sleigh Ride - Large mixed ensemble
Songs Without Words Op.102, No.3 - Large mixed ensemble
Summer Meadows - String quartet
String Speak - String orchestra
March "Thorngrove" - Orchestra
The Evening Sun - Large mixed ensemble
The Fallen Heroes - Orchestra
The Lane To Far Row - String orchestra
The Lights - Orchestra
The Woods - Percussion ensemble
The Lords Prayer - Orchestra
The Mount - Orchestra
Vocalise - Orchestra
Vocalise - Orchestra
Vocalise - Orchestra
Willow Woods - Large mixed ensemble
With Love - Orchestra
A Christmas Sleigh Ride - Percussion ensemble
A Walk in the Woods - Percussion ensemble
Body Pop! - Orff ensemble
British Grenadiers Rock! - Percussion ensemble
Dangerous Mission - Percussion ensemble
Domino - Solo instrument (Drum Set (Rock))
Drum Rock - Solo instrument (Drum Set (Rock))
"Kirton Lane" - Solo instrument (Timpani [with key])
Pentagonial - Percussion ensemble
Piece for Solo Snare Drum - Solo instrument (Snare Drum)
Sextet for Percussion - Percussion ensemble
The Shed - Percussion ensemble
Tricky Timps! - Percussion ensemble
Try-Out for Timpani in C and G - Solo instrument (Timpani [with key])
Victoria Street 1969 - Percussion ensemble
Adagio for Piano - Solo instrument (Piano)
Ave Maria - Choir
By St Mary's Bourne - Solo instrument (Piano)
By The Heather - Solo instrument (Piano)
Daydreams - Orchestra
Dew Drops - Solo instrument (Piano)
Hole In The Wall - Solo instrument (Piano)
Kim's Song - Solo instrument (Piano)
Lark Song - Solo instrument (Piano)
Lullaby - Solo Soprano + piano
Of Days Gone By - Solo instrument (Piano)
On the Moor - Solo instrument (Piano)
Solfeggietto - Duet of Pianos
The Swallow's Song - Voice + keyboard
That Happy Beat! - Orchestra
A Danse - Quartet of Soprano Recorders
A Trip To Whitchurch - Quintet of Soprano Recorders
Celtic Life - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Etude in Jazz - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Fanfare - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Hallelujah Chorus - Quintet of Soprano Recorders
Jack In A Box - Quartet of Soprano Recorders
Mr Broughton's Aire - Large mixed ensemble
Marching with Molly - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Molly Goes To C! - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Molly Goes To Sleep! - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Molly Kicks The Ball! - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Molly's Musical Journey - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Sailing With Molly - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Sitting in the Sun - Duet of Descant Recorders
The Disco Dancer - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
The Music Box - Quintet of Soprano Recorders
Toms' Tango - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
The Treble Recorder's Day Off! - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
The Squeakers Waltz! - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
A Flute's Delight - Large mixed ensemble
Adagio for Euphonium - Large mixed ensemble
Air For Band - Concert band / wind band
Agnus Dei - Quartet of Clarinets in Bb
Beguine for Band - Concert band / wind band
By Clifton's Bridge - Concert band / wind band
Clarinet Capers - Large mixed ensemble
Cliffhanger - Concert band / wind band
Ertodt' Uns Durch Dein' Gute - Concert band / wind band
Jingle Rock! - Concert band / wind band
Landler Op. 171 - Wind quartet
Norwegian Dance - Large mixed ensemble
The Tooting Trumpet - Large mixed ensemble
The Fallen Heroes - Concert band / wind band
Skye Boat Song - Concert band / wind band
Siesta - Orchestra
Sitting in the Sun - Concert band / wind band
Solvejg's Song - Wind quartet
Song of the Volga Boatmen - Concert band / wind band
Song for Bassoon - Concert band / wind band
Swing March - Large mixed ensemble
The Shining Light - Concert band / wind band
"The Lights" - Concert band / wind band
Vocalise - Concert band / wind band
Wendy's Waltz - Concert band / wind band
A Memory - Solo instrument (Flute)
Adagio for Flute and Piano - Solo Flute + piano
Frolic for Flutes - Quintet of Flutes
The Snowball Fight! - Duet of Flutes
In Thought - Solo Flute + piano
Adagio for Flute Quartet - Quartet of Flutes
Flashing Fingers! - Duet of Flutes
Fipple Flutes! - Duet of Flutes
Pan's Tune - Solo instrument (Flute)
Have Flute, Will Travel! - Duet of Flutes
Flirtatious Flutes - Trio of Flutes
Allegretto for Flute and Piano - Solo Flute + piano
The Happy Fella! - Solo instrument (Flute)
Andante for Flute and Piano - Solo Flute + piano
Fun for Flutes - Duet of Bass Flutes
Ambling Along - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
Dancing Flutes - Trio of Flutes
Dreamy Flutes - Trio of Flutes
Morning Mist - Quartet of Flutes
The Jewel Box Waltz - Solo Flute + piano
Trio for Flutes - Trio of Flutes
Allegro giocoso - Solo instrument (Clarinet in Bb)
Ave Maria - Quintet of Clarinets in Bb
Canon (arranged for clarinet ensemble) - Quintet of Clarinets in Bb
Hall of the Mountain King - Trio of Clarinets in Bb
Romance for Clarinet and Piano - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
The Av It Rhumba! - Clarinet choir
Tongue Twister! - Duet of Clarinets in Bb
A Lilting Lullaby - Quartet of Clarinets in Bb
Clarinet Polka - Quartet of Clarinets in Bb
Dum Complerentur - Clarinet choir
Rugby Sciver! - Solo instrument (Clarinet in Bb)
Silent Night - Quartet of Clarinets in Bb
Sunrise - Solo Clarinet in Bb + piano
Pardon? - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
Ballad for Alto Saxophoneand Piano - Solo Alto Saxophone + piano
The Laughing Clown - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
Allegretto for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Solo Alto Saxophone + piano
A Tribute to Dave - Large mixed ensemble
Song for Saxophone - Large mixed ensemble
Canon(arranged for Saxophones) - Quintet of Alto Saxophones
A Christmas Treat! - Quartet of Alto Saxophones
A Guinea or Two - Solo Alto Saxophone + piano
Rowanghyll - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
A Christmas Treat! - Quintet of Clarinets in Bb
A Christmas Treat! - Wind quartet
Absalon fili mi - Quartet of Tubas
Ave Verum Corpus - Wind quartet
Ballet de la comedie - Wind quartet
La Consolation - Wind quartet
Prelude and Fugue 1 - Wind quartet
The Av It Rhumba - Wind quartet
The Little Shepherd - Wind quartet
A Guniea or Two! - Solo Bassoon + piano
Allegretto for Bassoon and Piano - Solo Bassoon + piano
Bach for 4 - Wind quartet
Cheeky Chappie - Concert band / wind band
Duet for Clarinet and Bassoon - Large mixed ensemble
Greensleeves - Large mixed ensemble
Hallelujah Chorus - Large mixed ensemble
Moment Musical Op. 94, No. 3 - Large mixed ensemble
Moment Musical Op. 94, No. 3 - Large mixed ensemble
Pastorale - Large mixed ensemble
Posy’s Predicament - Wind quartet
Prelude in B Minor - Large mixed ensemble
Randamonium - Large mixed ensemble
Spring Season - Solo Soprano Recorder + piano
Solstice Cottage - Solo instrument (Flute)
Silent Night - Large mixed ensemble
Terrible Two's - Large mixed ensemble
The Cuckoo - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
The Two of Us - Large mixed ensemble
Walking Through The Woods - Quintet of Soprano Recorders
A Light Breeze - Solo Flute + piano
Berceuse - Sextet
In Flanders Field - Orchestra
Sea Mist - String orchestra