David Stanhope Music
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News December 2016

There will soon be some changes to the way much of my music is available. This is a very important move for the future which I hope will offer stability. More details next year.

The DVD master of Chopin and Chopin-Godowsky has been made with improved sound. Bob Grant did a fantastic job. Next week it will go to the factory for processing. There is a chance it will be ready for Xmas presents!


I have completed a digital version of my opera Dracula. I am convinced this work would be a success if performed. The problem (as always) will be in persuading the right people to listen to this recording. Too often one is fobbed off with promises that are never kept. But if nothing else, the work will exist in sound and not just on paper. If there is no progress toward  performance, later I will pay for singers to overdub the vocal lines so that a finished product is available, possibly commercially. I expect I will make further improvements to the digital orchestra before taking that step.


At the moment I am preparing a digital version of my Three Folk-Elegies for orchestra. I wrote most of this 25 years ago, and it has never been performed. The first two were recorded in Perth with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, myself conducting, sometime in the 90s. But they were never broadcast and the recording has been lost. One of my very best works!




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

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Many thanks to

- Bob Hower -

The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble


Tall Poppies

for excerpts from the 'Little Ripper!' CD