David Hirst - composer and arranger - Obrasso

David Hirst, Arranger for Brass Music

David Hirst

Arranger

,

Conductor

David Hirst was born in Holmfirth, Yorkshire and began his musical career at the age of ten, when he joined his local village band on B flat cornet. He progressed rapidly on the instrument and, at fourteen, was accepted into the Yorkshire Imperial Metals  Band under the watchful eye of Trevor Walmsley DFC, leaving two years later to join the prestigious Black Dyke Mills Band on soprano cornet.

David enjoyed four fruitful years with Black Dyke, touring Switzerland, Holland and Canada, as well as participating in winning the World Championship, the National Championship and the British Open competition two years in succession.

In 1972, David began studying music at the University of Huddersfield, being taught trumpet/cornet by Maurice Murphy. A growing interest in orchestral and Big Band playing led him to take up freelance trumpet playing for several years; he was one of the early members of the James Shepherd Versatile Brass.

By the mid-1970s he had taken up conducting with several village bands. He returned to Black Dyke in 1978, taking part in the Band's European Championship win, and in yet another National Championship win in 1979. In 1980 he was offered his first important conducting position with the "Andrews Heat for Hire" band, where he spent five successful years before moving to the "Lewington Yamaha" band and then, in 1987, accepting the position of Resident Conductor of the Black Dyke Mills Band with Major Peter Parkes, participating in the band's  historic tour of Australia for the country's bicentennial celebrations.

In 1989 David joined the IMI Yorkshire Band as its Musical Director, a position he left in 1992 to concentrate on freelance conducting and adjudicating.

8 articles

World Hits 3

Item No.
851
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Conductor
David Hirst
Manfred Obrecht
$18.00

The Maid Of The Mist

Item No.
17865
Composer
Herbert L. Clarke
Arranger
Level
C
Solo part
Bb Cornet (Solo)
Instrumentation
with solo instrument
$90.20

On A World Tour

Item No.
895
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Conductor
CD permanently out of stock. Music digitally available.

Nessun Dorma

from Turandot

Item No.
15694
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Arranger
Level
C
Solo part
Eb Soprano Cornet (Solo)
Instrumentation
with solo instrument
$82.50

Mission In Brass

Item No.
888
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Conductor
$18.00

Il Bacio

The Kiss

Item No.
18047
Composer
Luigi Arditi
Arranger
Level
B/C
Solo part
Bb Cornet (Solo)
Instrumentation
with solo instrument
$90.20

Flight Of The Bumble Bee

Item No.
18325
Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranger
Level
B/C
Solo part
Xylophone (Solo)
Instrumentation
with solo instrument
$82.50

Fantasy

Item No.
907
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Conductor
$18.00
8 articles