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 James Barnes, An Outstanding Composer!
Posted: May 29 2005, 09:12 AM


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Professor James Barnes, a member of both the History and Theory-Composition faculties at the University of Kansas, teaches orchestration, arranging and composition courses, and wind band history and repertoire courses. At KU, he served as an Assistant, and later, as Associate Director of Bands for 27 years.

His numerous publications for concert band and orchestra are extensively performed at Tanglewood, Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Barnes has twice received the coveted American Bandmasters Association Ostwald Award for outstanding contemporary wind band music. He has been the recipient of numerous ASCAP Awards for composers of serious, the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal, the Bohumil Makovsky Award for Outstanding College Band Conductors, along with numerous other honors and grants. He has recorded three commercial compact discs of his music with the world famous Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. More recently, he completed a CD of his works with the Koninklijke Militaire Kapel (The Queen’s Royal Military Band) in Holland. He has also been commissioned to compose works for all five of the major military bands in Washington, DC. A recent CD by the United States Air Force Band features his Third Symphony.

Mr. Barnes has traveled extensively as a guest composer, conductor, and lecturer throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the American Bandmasters Association and numerous other professional organizations and societies. Since 1984, his music has been published exclusively by Southern Music Company of San Antonio, Texas.

( Adapted from http://www.southernmusic.com/barnes.htm )

Some of Mr Barnes common works performed locally include:

Alvamar Overture
Appalachian Overture
Carribean Hideaway
Chorale and Jubiloso
Eagle Bend
Fantasy Variations
Fifth Symphony "Phoenix"
Heatherwood Portrait
Hobart Centennial
Impressions of Japan
Pagan Dances
Poetic Intermezzo
Symphonic Overture
Third Symphony
Wildwood Overture
Yorkshire Ballad

Here are some of his arrangements:

Home on the Range
The Wizard of Oz

Mr Barnes has recently came to Singapore and appeared in the Concert Series - IN HARMONY 20 of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Central Band on 27 May 2005, premiering his new work, FESTIVE MUSIC FOR SINGAPORE commissioned by the SAF Central Band in 2005.
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