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
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
He is a resident of Lynden, Washington.