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 instrument + piano (Horn in F)
Rondo for Claire - Solo instrument + piano (Horn in Eb)
Sonatina for Tenor Horn - Solo instrument (Tenor Horn)
Lullaby for Tenor Horn - Solo instrument (Tenor Horn)
Allegro for Four Trumpets - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Allemande - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Blues for Two - Duet (Trumpet in Bb)
Douai Abbey - Sextet (Trumpet in Bb)
Fantasy for Trumpet - Solo instrument (Trumpet in Bb)
Flourish for Trumpets - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Frolic for Trumpets - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Hear the voice and prayer - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
In Majesty, Arrives - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Irish Washerwoman - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Jenny Wren - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Let the bright Seraphim - Solo instrument + piano (Trumpet in Bb)
O Bone Jesu - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Silent Night - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Suite for Four Trumpets - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Take 3 - Trio (Trumpet in Bb)
The 9 15 to Paddington - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
The Hallelujah Chorus - Sextet (Trumpet in Bb)
Veni Sponsa Christi - Quartet (Trumpet in Bb)
Allegretto for Tuba - Solo instrument (Tuba)
Andante moderato for Tuba - Solo instrument (Tuba)
The Happy Hefalump - Solo instrument + piano (Tuba)
Tuba Lullaby - Large mixed ensemble
A Danse for Trombone Trio - Trio (Tenor Trombone)
A Danse for Trombone Trio - Trio (Tenor Trombone)
Allemande - Quartet (Trombone)
Ave Maria - Sextet (Trombone)
Ave Verum Corpus - Quartet (Tenor Trombone)
Bossa Bones - Quartet (Trombone)
Chorale - Quartet (Tenor Trombone)
Octet for Trombones - Large mixed ensemble
Quartet for Trombones No 1 - Quartet (Trombone)
Quartet for Trombones No 1 - Quartet (Trombone)
Sad Song - Solo instrument + piano (Tenor Trombone)
Sam's Samba - Solo instrument (Trombone)
Silent Night - Quartet (Trombone)
Springfields - Solo instrument (Trombone)
The Bonemans Fugue - Quartet (Trombone)
Trombone Concerto No 1 in Bb Major - Solo instrument + piano (Trombone)
Triple Trombones - Trio (Trombone)
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 (Trumpet 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 (Trombone)
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 (Trumpet 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 (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Archie's Air - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Freddie's Frolic - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Friday Morning Song - Quartet (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Interlude - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Passipied - Duet (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
The Ash Grove - Duet (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Two Part Invention - Duet (Acoustic Guitar [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 (Solo Violoncello)
Apres Un Reve - Sextet (Solo Violoncello)
Andante for Cello and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Solo Violoncello)
Andante for Cello Duet - Duet (Solo Violoncello)
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 (Violin 1)
Fields of Wyoming - Orchestra
Für Elise - Duet
Duet for Violin and Cello - Duet (Solo Violin)
From Dusk Till Dawn - Solo instrument + piano (Solo Violoncello)
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 instrument + piano (Soprano)
Of Days Gone By - Solo instrument (Piano)
On the Moor - Solo instrument (Piano)
Solfeggietto - Duet (Piano)
The Swallow's Song - Voice + keyboard
That Happy Beat! - Orchestra
A Danse - Quartet (Soprano Recorder)
A Trip To Whitchurch - Quintet (Soprano Recorder)
Celtic Life - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Etude in Jazz - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Fanfare - Solo instrument (Soprano Recorder)
Hallelujah Chorus - Quintet (Soprano Recorder)
Jack In A Box - Quartet (Soprano Recorder)
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 (Descant Recorder)
The Disco Dancer - Solo instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
The Music Box - Quintet (Soprano Recorder)
Toms' Tango - Solo instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
The Treble Recorder's Day Off! - Solo instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
The Squeakers Waltz! - Solo instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
A Flute's Delight - Large mixed ensemble
Adagio for Euphonium - Large mixed ensemble
Air For Band - Concert band / wind band
Agnus Dei - Quartet (Clarinet 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 instrument + piano (Flute)
Of Days Gone By (with solo flute) - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Frolic for Flutes - Quintet (Flute)
The Snowball Fight! - Duet (Flute)
In Thought - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Adagio for Flute Quartet - Quartet (Flute)
Flashing Fingers! - Duet (Flute)
Fipple Flutes! - Duet (Flute)
Pan's Tune - Solo instrument (Flute)
Flirtatious Flutes - Trio (Flute)
Allegretto for Flute and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
The Happy Fella! - Solo instrument (Flute)
Andante for Flute and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Fun for Flutes - Duet (Bass Flute)
Ambling Along - Solo instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
Dancing Flutes - Trio (Flute)
Dreamy Flutes - Trio (Flute)
Morning Mist - Quartet (Flute)
The Jewel Box Waltz - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Trio for Flutes - Trio (Flute)
Allegro giocoso - Solo instrument (Clarinet in Bb)
Ave Maria - Quintet (Clarinet in Bb)
Canon (arranged for clarinet ensemble) - Quintet (Clarinet in Bb)
Hall of the Mountain King - Trio (Clarinet in Bb)
Romance for Clarinet and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Clarinet in Bb)
The Av It Rhumba! - Clarinet choir
Tongue Twister! - Duet (Clarinet in Bb)
A Lilting Lullaby - Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
Clarinet Polka - Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
Dum Complerentur - Clarinet choir
Rugby Sciver! - Solo instrument (Clarinet in Bb)
Silent Night - Quartet (Clarinet in Bb)
Sunrise - Solo instrument + piano (Clarinet in Bb)
Allegretto for Oboe and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Oboe)
Pardon? - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
Ballad for Alto Saxophoneand Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Alto Saxophone)
The Laughing Clown - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
Allegretto for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Alto Saxophone)
A Tribute to Dave - Large mixed ensemble
Song for Saxophone - Large mixed ensemble
Canon(arranged for Saxophones) - Quintet (Alto Saxophone)
A Christmas Treat! - Quartet (Alto Saxophone)
A Guinea or Two - Solo instrument + piano (Alto Saxophone)
Rowanghyll - Solo instrument (Alto Saxophone)
A Christmas Treat! - Quintet (Clarinet in Bb)
A Christmas Treat! - Wind quartet
Absalon fili mi - Quartet (Tuba)
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 instrument + piano (Bassoon)
Allegretto for Bassoon and Piano - Solo instrument + piano (Bassoon)
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 instrument + piano (Soprano Recorder)
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 (Soprano Recorder)
A Light Breeze - Solo instrument + piano (Flute)
Berceuse - Sextet
In Flanders Field - Orchestra
Sea Mist - String orchestra