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Allensbank Music is the platform where British-Canadian Composer/Arranger Hugh Vaughan Wallis shares his work as well as that of other Canadian composers, arrangers and performers. A few British musicians will also be featured here. See below for a brief introduction to Allensbank Music's composers, arrangers and associates or click on the drop down menu above or their names below for more detailed information.
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Hugh is the founder of Allensbank Music. After being inspired by George Allan's Brass Band marches, especially this rather grainy video of "Knight Templar" played by the Black Dyke Mills Band in Delph in 2007, he decided to turn his hand to composing music himself. He named his first work "Allensbank" (but with an "E" - Canadians will understand that reference) partly due to this inspiration but also because his maternal ancestors farmed Allensbank Farm in what is now Cardiff, Wales. An added connection is that the cottage where he "gets away from it all" and where some of his signature Allensbank March was written is on the bank of Allen Lake in Ontario, Canada.
Sean has been quite prolific, writing and arranging for Wind Bands for some years now. He was very supportive when I (Hugh Vaughan Wallis) was starting to compose. You can find his music on Sheet Music Plus. We shall occasionally highlight new works of his here.
Colin Touchin was a contemporary of Hugh Vaughan Wallis's at Keble College, Oxford, UK in the 1970s where they founded the Oxford University Wind Orchestra together in Hugh's first term. Colin, who was in his 3rd year reading music, agreed to be its first conductor. Since then he has gone on to greater musical endeavours which you can read about on his Biography page.
Colin has been incredibly supportive of Allensbank Music, providing a wealth of valuable feedback towards the goal of making it a success. You can find out more about his musical endeavours from his own website at https://touchinmusic.org