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Bruce and Pat FraserLomond Music was founded as a partnership in 1982, with assistance from Levenmouth Enterprise Trust, to publish quality music particularly for school brass and wind bands.

Bruce Fraser is the composer and his wife, Pat, deals with administration.

As the popularity of the titlesalt, Lomond Music expanded into Classroom Ensemble titles with the Concepts Series for GCSE and Standard Grade/Intermediate courses. Quickstep Music, featuring the music of Jean Allison, became part of Lomond Music, and Quickstep titles are in use in many classrooms thoughout the UK.

The most popular titles are for Junior Bands all over the world, but Lomond titles will be found in bandroom libraries of Brass and Wind Bands worldwide.

 FROM TEA SLOPES TO TENEMENTS is Bruce's latest choral work commissioned by the Glasgow Chamber Choir for its COMMONWEALTH CHORAL MARATHON in June 2014. Five composers were commissioned to produce a song which reflected a link between Glasgow and the Commonwealth to celebrate the 2014 Games and the 20th Anniversary of the Choir. Since Bruce was born in India, this was a starting point referring to the tea trade leading to versions of street songs. The five pop up concerts meant that there could be no keyboard accompaniment, so Bruce used Flute and Penny Whistle to create atmospheric accompaniment, provided by daughter Lynn who also sings in the choir. The songs will be collected into a new GLASGOW SONG BOOK.

 

FROM SEA TO SKY was commissioned by Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust and premiered on 22nd March 2014. It is based on historical events in the church's life including the Wode Psalter, the Kirk Session minutes of the trial of the witch, Alison Dick and her execution, the fact that Adam Smith was baptised and went to church there and the modern immigrant society in krkcaldy, who are mainly Polish. The frst performance was given by bel canto Voices with Christopher Nairne, baritone, Andrew Lees, Violin, Susan Gormley, Paino and Sophie Askew, Harp, conducted by the composer.

THE QUEEN'S WAKE is a new work written for Cupar Choral Society premiered on 7th December 2013. The work is now available for general sale/hire through Lomond Music, Scottish Music Information Centre and Amazon. It is based on James Hoggs's massive poem of the same name, w

NEW!! CHORAL CHRISTMAS is a new series of 16 titles for young choirs by Jean Allison and Bruce Fraser. Each title has three versions - Voice with piano, SA with piano and SSA with piano. They sell at one price - £1.50. Please contact by phone or email to order/inspection copy. The series is not on the website yet.

Titles - AND THE SNOWFLAKES FELL, BELLS RING OUT, CHILD IN THE MANGER, CHRISTMAS BELLS, CHRISTMAS IS WITH US, COOL !, HAPPY CHRISTMAS SONG, HOW FAR IS IT TO BETHLEHEM, LITTLE WALTZ CAROL, MESSAGES OF PEACE, PRESENTS, RAGTIME BLUES CAROL, REJOICE AND BE MERRY, RISE UP SHEPHERD AND FOLLER, SILVER STAR, THE CHRIST CHILD IS BORN.

The winner of the LOMOND MUSIC SHIELD at the Fife Festival of Music was Amy Wallace. (seen here with the shield). Congratulations Amy!!

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Bruce was working on the Jury at the Marenco International Composition Competition recently. Here he is with the rest of the Jury - Manuel Ruiz Gomez, Patrizia Orsini (Competition Director), Laszlo dubrovay, Fulvio Creux, Maurizio Billi, Axel Ruoth, Thomas Fraschillo and Bruce.

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 Bruce and Pat were in Holland recently visiting Joop Boerstoel in Vorden. Bruce has written a SONGS OF BRITAIN for young choir and concert band specially for the Vorden Festival in September and attended a rehearsal with Joop conducting. Joop took Bruce and Pat to some of the bands he conducts. It was a wonderful visit and we were looked after splendidly by Joop's wife Symone.

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 Lomond Music sponsored a class in the Fife Festival of Music and here is Natalie O'Reilly with the shield which she won in the Scots Song Class.

THE NEW FLEXI ENSEMBLE SERIES 

 

titles from the Band series in a brand new format. There are five parts (with a vast array of transposed parts available) plus 2 Percussion, Bass Guitar and Keyboard parts. Suitable for all sorts of ensembles.

 

You can now find more of Bruce Fraser's music at www.sibeliusmusic.com and at www.myscorestore.com, where there is a variety of titles which never found their way into publishing catalogues.

Customers have been asking about buying pieces as pdf files, so we are looking into providing this service. To test the water for interest, use the Contact Us section to request pdf versions of our titles and these will be emailed with invoice.

Bruce and Pat were on the Isle of Man working with the Neptune Street Nippers in Ramsey for a very succesful concert recently. Most of the titles were from the Lomond Music catalogue. Photo is of Bruce with Ray Gillis and John Garfield at the concert. See www.ramseytownband.com news section.


Bruce Fraser’s music is also published by many publishers worldwide – Studio Music, G&M Brand Publications, Musilverlag Frank (Switzerland), Obrasso Verlag (Switzerland), Kirklees Music, Fortune Music, Chester Music, Bandleader Publications, Gobelin Music (Holland), Difem (Switzerland), Edition Wicky (Italy) and TRN (USA).

Lomond Music titles are available from Mostyn Music and Just Music as well as your favourite music retailer, and, of course, online from www.lomondmusic.com

Bruce Fraser has established a reputation as a multi-faceted composer with Lomond Music's range of titles for young brass and wind bands, test pieces at most levels and a range of arrangements for the Swiss publishers – Obrasso, Difem and Musikverlag Frank. He has also a vast number of titles for wind band published mainly by G&M Brand, Studio Music, Edition Wicky, TRN and Gobelin Music. He has composed many commissions for a variety of groups, including a Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra for John Wallace and the Fife Youth Orchestra, SUN for BBC Young Brass player Katrina Marzella, a Tuba Concerto for James Gourlay and a recent work for Adam Frey premiered in USA.

 

 

 

 

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