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Barry, D

Biography

Darrol Barry was born in Salford in 1956. When he was fourteen he auditioned for the school band on cornet but ended up taking an E♭ bass home, much to the joy of his mother, father and neighbours! Darrol joined the local brass band (Windsor) and soon moved on to baritone and then on to euphonium. At school his music teacher, Mr Foulkes, did some arranging for the band which Darrol found fascinating. The conductor of Windsor Band, Jack Clayton, introduced him to the mysteries of brass band transposition. Darrol soon discovered he had a flair for arranging and also started some small compositions. His favourite Composer was Eric Ball but he was soon captivated by the music of Gilbert Vinter and Edward Gregson. On leaving school Darrol became an apprentice joiner but continued arranging and composing while teaching himself harmony and counterpoint.
    In 1978 Darrol enrolled on the band musicianship course at Salford under Roy Newsome, Goff Richards, David Loukes and Geoff Whitham who all helped him greatly. In fact, it was through Roy Newsome that Darrol went on to study with Joseph Horovitz at the Royal College of Music in London. Darrol went on to become a freelance composer and arranger working for several publishers and lectured in composing and arranging at Salford University, Barnsley and Accrington and Rossendale Colleges. Darrol has conducted and adjudicated throughout the United Kingdom and Europe at all levels.
    Darrol now resides and works in Oman with his wife, Rachael, and is employed by the Royal Guard of Oman as Resident Composer and Arranger, a job which keeps him very busy writing and arranging music for all occasions and different combinations including bands, pipes and bands, fanfare teams and big band. Darrol has also composed several substantial pieces for symphony orchestra including two symphonies.
    Darrol still finds time to compose and arrange for brass and wind bands and has completed a series of Concerti, three of which have been recorded by the Foden’s Richardson Band on the CD Sunburst – The Music of Darrol Barry. Darrol has also completed several substantial wind band works which have been recorded by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra.
    Darrol is still in great demand as a composer/arranger, conductor and adjudicator. For more information regarding his music please feel free to contact him.
    Email: darrolbarry@gmail.com
    Telephone: 00968 24607166 or 00968 99509865

Cat No. Title Composer Price
W0419 Your Song (Horn Solo) £27.50 Details
W0419/S Your Song (Horn Solo) (score) £14.50 Details
W6117 The Essential Elton John (selection) £38.50 Details
W6117/S The Essential Elton John (selection) (score) £20.00 Details
W6128 Lady in Red £27.50 Details
W6128/S Lady in Red (score) £14.50 Details
W6131 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home £27.50 Details
W6131/S Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (score) £14.50 Details
W6132 Out of Africa £27.50 Details
W6132/S Out of Africa (score) £14.50 Details
W6134 Ticket to Ride £27.50 Details
W6134/S Ticket to Ride (score) £14.50 Details
W6139 Mistletoe and Wine £27.50 Details
W6139/S Mistletoe and Wine (score) £14.50 Details
W6150 I Will Always Love You £27.50 Details
W6150/S I Will Always Love You (score) £14.50 Details
W6167 As Long as He Needs Me £27.50 Details
W6167/S As Long as He Needs Me (score) £14.50 Details
W6171 Love is all around £27.50 Details
W6171/S Love is all around (score) £14.50 Details
W6172 Where is Love ? £27.50 Details
W6172/S Where is Love ? (score) £14.50 Details
W6194 Kraken £27.50 Details
W6194/S Kraken (score) £14.50 Details
W6195 Black Sam £27.50 Details
W6195/S Black Sam (score) £14.50 Details
W6199 Variations on Adeste Fidelis £27.50 Details
W6199/S Variations on Adeste Fidelis (score) £14.50 Details
W6203 Star Trek Voyager £27.50 Details
W6203/S Star Trek Voyager (score) £14.50 Details
W6204 Borage £27.50 Details
W6204/S Borage (score) £14.50 Details
W6206 Star Trek: First Contact £33.00 Details
W6206/S Star Trek: First Contact (score) £16.50 Details
W6217 Polonaise from Eugene Onegin £33.00 Details
W6217/S Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (score) £16.50 Details
W6224 Carol of the Bells £27.50 Details
W6224/S Carol of the Bells (score) £14.50 Details
W6227 Song of India (Flugel Solo) £27.50 Details
W6227/S Song of India (Flugel Solo) (score) £14.50 Details
W6232 Gaelic Blessing £27.50 Details
W6232/S Gaelic Blessing (score) £14.50 Details
W6236 Battle of Britain £27.50 Details
W6236/S Battle of Britain (score) £14.50 Details
W6239 Sleepers, Wake £27.50 Details
W6239/S Sleepers, Wake (score) £14.50 Details
W6244 Merry Christmas Darling £27.50 Details
W6244/S Merry Christmas Darling (score) £14.50 Details
W6248 Last Christmas £27.50 Details
W6248/S Last Christmas (score) £14.50 Details
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