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Geoff Bromiley

Geoff Bromiley

Extreme conditions: making planets in the lab


Music has always been an important part of my life. I started playing the trumpet when I was 10, and was fortunate to attend the Redbridge Music School, where I also learnt composition. This page contains links to various things I have been working on recently.


Christmas Suite: A four movement suite for brass quintet (two Bb trumpets, Horn in Eb/F, Trombone and Tuba), which I started in December 2023 and completed early 2024. The entire piece is about 15 minutes. Each movement is an arrangement/reworking of well-known carols. A tranquil opening movement (I, at midnight) contains echoes of carols sung at midnight mass. Movement II (Three ships) was written as a challenge. As a trumpet player I’ve spent most Christmases caroling and playing carols in concerts. I like most carols, but always loathed “I saw three ships”. Here I rearrange the main tune in a piece written from the perspective of a sailor coming into port, working hard in choppy seas. Movement III (in praise, resound) is adapted from the Latin hymn “Resonet in Laudibus”, but with a modern twist. Finally, Movement IV is an adaption of one of my favourite (and one of the earliest) carols, O’come Emmanuel, set against a juxtaposed background motif from carol of the bells.

Complete score:


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