Christopher has developed a reputation as one of the most sought-after composers for brass band of his generation. Since 2015, he has been Composer in Residence to the world-famous Cory Band, working with the band on new music, arrangements and outreach projects, with further commissions from Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe, Leyland and Flowers Bands, and solo commissions from Owen Farr, Tom Hutchinson, Steve Stewart, Brett Baker, Stephen Sykes & Lode Violet.
The songs of Leonard Cohen are difficult to categorize. His songs are sometimes more like poems to music. ‘Hallelujah’ is probably the most widely known Cohen composition and has been covered many times, most notably by Jeff Buckley. Hallelujah is often considered the most famous secular hymn, finding further popularity through its use in 2001 motion picture, Shrek, alongside its use in countless other film and television productions. This is a beautiful addition to the brass band repertoire and is suitable for bands of fourth section standard and higher.
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