Music of Robert Buckley
Over the years, Northwest Music has endeavored to promote local composers whenever possible. Around 2005, the North Shore Concert Band was a testing ground for new band works by local composer Robert Buckley. Two enterprising band members, John Gosden and Dave Simpson, decided to form their own publishing company, NS Musico, to promote these new works, many of which Northwest Music has highlighted at our annual reading sessions (see below).
Bob Buckley went on to have many of his pieces published by De Haske/Fentone Music in Europe which was subsequently purchased by Hal Leonard Corporation. Today Bob is one of Hal Leonard's most popular writers and also has works published by Alfred and Barnhouse. I listened to a demo recording of his new works due out this year and am certain he has more winners on the way. Look for them at this summer's reading sessions...
Robert Buckley selections featured in our reading sessions include:
2005: Cathedral Grove (Grade 3 Band), Shadow Play (available from Barnhouse through Northwest Music), This Is My Home (available from NS Musico through Northwest Music)
2006: Sea To Sky (available from NS Musico through Northwest Music)
2009: Procession Of The Sorcerers (Grade 4 Band)