David Arditti is a composer of music in the European Classical idiom. His works include vocal, orchestral, choral, brass band, wind band, piano, and chamber music, plus scores for film and video. He also plays the piano, accompanies and conducts. He can be commissioned to write music for any group, and also for film or other media.

Ceremonial March No. 1 new synthesised score

This is a new rendition of Ceremonial March No. 1 (Op. 45a) using Note Performer virtual instruments with Sibelius 7.5, @ David Arditti. This is as yet unperformed. Any orchestras or conductors interested, contact me. For instrument line-up see here.

The earlier rendition was produced with a combination of software and hardware instruments, but this is entirely software and at least as good if not better.

Such realisations also have the benefit of being far quicker to produce.

Lunchtime concert Friday 6 March 2015

I will be playing a new short work for piano entitled Moment Musical in a convert given by London Composers Forum at 12 midday on Friday 6 March in the church of St Mary’s, Putney. The concert is free with a retiring collection. Other composers in the concert are Andrew Glynne, Ann Wolfe (who sadly died last year), Janet Oates, Laurence Glazier, Martin Jones (pictured with me below), Peter Terry, and Tony Matthews.

David in St Mary's Putney

Ceremonial March No. 1 synthesised score

I’ve now uploaded a recording of the synthesised score of Ceremonial March no. 1 (Op 45a).

This is played from Sibelius 7 using in general Sibelius sounds for the strings and a hardware synth for the wind, which I think gives the best result.

For some reason the recording goes a bit poppy at the end. I’ll fix that when I have diagnosed the cause.

2 Flutes
2 Oboes
Cor Anglais
Clarinet in Eb
2 Clarinets in Bb
Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in Bb
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Percussion (Side Drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Tam-tam, Tubular Bells)
2 Harps

Bandstand performance Sunday 16 August

A late note that Time and Tide (Op. 37) will be performed in an arrangement for flexible small wind ensemble by the London Consorts of Winds on Sunday 16 August 2013 on Clapham Common Bandstand. The concert, conducted by Alan Taylor, will start at 3:00pm, and also include works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and more.


The flexible small wind ensemble version is in six parts, performable by any of the following that may be available:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B flat, Clarinet in E flat, Piccolo, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone.
Enquiries to the composer.