David Stanhope Music
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News February 2017

The confidential agreement between myself and Lauren Keiser Music has been signed, but it will still take time for the transfer process to be completed. Therefore the updating of the composition page will have to wait.

The Chopin and Chopin-Godowsky DVD "TEN" is now available from Tall Poppies Records.


I have begun work on my PhD for the University of Adelaide. I am currently making a digital realization of one of my toughest pieces - the orchestral version of E.G.B.D.S., which has never been performed. With the exception of my "Demon" Fanfare, E.G.B.D.S. is the only work where I have explored bi-tonality. Not that it is a mere experiment; I consider this work to be one of my finest, although the musical language might seem incomprehensible to those who only know my Little Ripper March!


A few days ago I was delighted to hear that Russell Hammond has been recognized in the Australia Day awards. I owe a great deal to Russell, who has been a constant champion of my music, conducting many performances in Australia and abroad, as well as being the original publisher of most of the works for concert band and brass. Bravo Russell!





David Stanhope is a free-lance conductor with wide experience in orchestral, opera, chamber and film music. He is a composer, especially for wind band, with many publications. As an instrumentalist, David Stanhope was a french horn player for many years before switching to bass trombone; he is also a virtuoso pianist.

David Stanhope may be contacted at the following email address:
dstanhope AT bigpond DOT com

Just replace the AT with @, and the DOT with .

Many thanks to

- Bob Hower -

The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble


Tall Poppies

for excerpts from the 'Little Ripper!' CD