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Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to our winners, finalists and everyone who submitted pieces! The results of the NZDRS Chamber Music Composition Competition are as follows: FIR ST : Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons SECOND : Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio THIRD: Jayan Bhikha - Te Ngahere AUDIENCE AWARD : Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Many thanks to our adjudicators Gillian Whitehead, Alison Jepson and Matilda Hur.  Thanks also to our performers Bede Hanley, Alison Dunlop, Noah Rudd, Vicky Crowell, Ingrid Hagen, Natasha Port, Akari Ouchi, Francesca Orchard-Hall, and Monica Dunn; as well as Anthony Young for conducting the Double Reed Band. Finally, thank you to Alison Jepson for all her hard work organising the event and bringing everyone together to celebrate double reed music.  

Come and play with the Double Reed Band!

Hi everyone, Come and play Bernstein's West Side Story, in an arrangement for DOUBLE REED   BAND   (oboes, cor anglais and bassoons). Everyone is welcome. Lots of people on each part, wrong notes won't be noticed, it doesn't matter if you can't play more than a few notes here and there. Just come along and have fun!  This is a FREE event and part of the NZDRS Feast of NZ Music for Double Reed Ensemble. 3pm  Saturday 21 July Mt Eden Village Centre Send us an email at  if you would like to be involved, with details of your instrument and your level, and we will send you some music to try out beforehand. Here are some tasters: Maria   http://www. 20clip%201.mp3 Tonight   http://www. 20clip%202.mp3 America  http://www. 20clip%203.mp3   Thanks to Wonderful Winds and the arranger,  Alfie Pugh Win

Introducing our six finalists!

Congratulations to the six finalists of the Double Reed Composition Competition! Their compositions will form the basis of a collection of pieces by NZ composers suitable for intermediate double reed ensembles (oboe and bassoon). They will be published by SOUNZ. Perfect pieces for NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2019. Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio (two oboes and bassoon) David Hamilton - Double Reed Quartet (three oboes and bassoon) Joshua Taylor - quest for morrowkind (two oboes and bassoon) Jayan Bhikha - Te Ngahere (two oboes and bassoon) Chris Adams - Canticum Novum Terrae (two oboes and two bassoons) Congratulations as well to Victor Wei , winner of the high school section of the NZDRS Composition Competition for his piece for oboe and three bassoons, Topp Enstance. Colin Decio - Chorale for Three Bassoons Ross James Carey - Petite Suite for Double Reed Trio (two oboes and basso