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Barry, D


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 conducted and adjudicated throughout the United Kingdom and Europe at all levels.
    Before his untimely death in 2018 at the age of 62, Darrol lived and worked in Oman with his wife, Rachael, employed by the Royal Guard of Oman as Resident Composer and Arranger, a job which involved him writing and arranging music for all occasions and different combinations including bands, pipes and bands, fanfare teams and big band. Darrol also composed several substantial pieces for symphony orchestra including two symphonies.
    However, Darrol still found time to compose and arrange for brass and wind bands and 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 also completed several substantial wind band works which have been recorded by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra.
    Darrol is remembered with great fondness by all in the world of brass bands, and especially by his team of colleagues here at Wright and Round.

Cat No. Title Composer Price
W6263 Angels from the Realms of Glory £27.50 Details
W6263/S Angels from the Realms of Glory (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
W6236 Battle of Britain £27.50 Details
W6236/S Battle of Britain (score) £14.50 Details
W6195 Black Sam £27.50 Details
W6195/S Black Sam (score) £14.50 Details
W6204 Borage £27.50 Details
W6204/S Borage (score) £14.50 Details
W6259 Braveheart £33.00 Details
W6259/S Braveheart (score) £16.50 Details
W6224 Carol of the Bells £27.50 Details
W6224/S Carol of the Bells (score) £14.50 Details
W6266 Cocoon £33.00 Details
W6266/S Cocoon (score) £16.50 Details
W6232 Gaelic Blessing £27.50 Details
W6232/S Gaelic Blessing (score) £14.50 Details
W6378 I See The Light £40.00 Details
W6378/S I See The Light (score) £20.00 Details
W6150 I Will Always Love You £27.50 Details
W6150/S I Will Always Love You (score) £14.50 Details
W6194 Kraken £27.50 Details
W6194/S Kraken (score) £14.50 Details
W6128 Lady in Red £27.50 Details
W6128/S Lady in Red (score) £14.50 Details
W6248 Last Christmas £27.50 Details
W6248/S Last Christmas (score) £14.50 Details
W6279 Lonely this Christmas £27.50 Details
W6279/S Lonely this Christmas (score) £14.50 Details
W6171 Love is all around £27.50 Details
W6171/S Love is all around (score) £14.50 Details
W6244 Merry Christmas Darling £27.50 Details
W6244/S Merry Christmas Darling (score) £14.50 Details
W6264 Merry Christmas Everyone £27.50 Details
W6264/S Merry Christmas Everyone (score) £14.50 Details
W6139 Mistletoe and Wine £27.50 Details
W6139/S Mistletoe and Wine (score) £14.50 Details
W6352 Moonraker £27.50 Details
W6352/S Moonraker (score) £14.50 Details
W6271 One Foot in the Grave £27.50 Details
W6271/S One Foot in the Grave (score) £14.50 Details
W6132 Out of Africa £27.50 Details
W6132/S Out of Africa (score) £14.50 Details
W6217 Polonaise from Eugene Onegin £33.00 Details
W6217/S Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (score) £16.50 Details
W6239 Sleepers, Wake £27.50 Details
W6239/S Sleepers, Wake (score) £14.50 Details
W6227 Song of India (Flugel Solo) £27.50 Details
W6227/S Song of India (Flugel Solo) (score) £14.50 Details
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