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Biographical Sketches

William Gordon William Gordon

Composer

In 1999, the Concord Band commissioned composer William Gordon to arrange a concert band setting of Fanfare and Chorale, “Laudes Domini”, a work, based on a German hymn, he had originally arranged for Brass Band.

Gordon, former conductor of the Pasadena Tabernacle Band of the Salvation Army, has degrees in both composition and conducting from California State University at Los Angeles where he had the privilege of studying with Roy Harris. His many arrangements and compositions for brass and concert band are performed throughout the world, and have been frequently recorded. Gordon was recently honored by having his Symphony for Brass chosen for the test piece of the British National Championships prize band organization. He is a resident of Lynden, Washington.

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