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Steven Bryant

“His compositional virtuosity is evident in every bar.” – John Corigliano

Steven Bryant’s music is chiseled in its structure and intent, fusing lyricism, drama, technology, and humor into lean, skillfully-crafted works that enthrall listeners and performers alike. His music for wind ensemble has reshaped the genre, with several works entering the standard repertoire. His seminal work Ecstatic Waters, for wind ensemble and electronics, has become one of the most performed works of its kind in the world, receiving over 250 performances in its first five seasons. Recently, the orchestral version was premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra to unanimous, rapturous acclaim.




My website turns 20

Posted on July 6, 2015 in ComposingConcertMusicTravel

Since 1995, I’ve been designing, coding, and maintaining my website myself, and it had grown into a byzantine mess of barely-working PHP and CSS held together with duct-tape and hope. Things like SoundCloud, YouTube videos, online shop, etc have all been bolted on Frankenstein-style over the years. Also, it was unusable on phones (the last redesign was in 2002!). Anyhoo, here’s the new site, expertly designed by Damien du Toit.

Music: My music. All of it, NOW 100% MORE FILTERABLE! Choose an ensemble, a difficulty, a duration, genre/style, and go to town. There are scores (PDF, downloadable, printable, free!), recordings, purchase options, errata, program notes, on and on and on.

Shop: Yes, I take credit cards! Yes, I take Purchase Orders! Yes, I take checks! Yes, I’ll take a Tesla Model S!

Concerts: Upcoming concerts. There are MANY I don’t know are happening, so if you’re playing my music, please submit your concert here! I’d love to hear from you.

Blog: The blerg. You are Here.

Biography: The me.

Contact: Questions, comments, anything at all for either me or Sarah Meals. Use this email for all contact, not Facebook messaging, not Twitter, not carrier pigeons, not smoke signals, though a cup with a string might work.

I also take lots of photos, a few of which you’ll see on Instagram, but most are on Flickr. Also my videos, mostly from mountains and lakes in Austria.

Now, off to Munich and Strasbourg for rehearsals and a performance this Friday (10 July 2015) of my Concerto for Alto Saxophone at the World Sax Congress / SaxOpen with Joe Lulloff, Johann Mösenbichler, and the Polizeiorchester Bayern.

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Look what just arrived while I'm working on the Trombone Concerto. It's time to buy a 5.1 surround system. #utwindensembleSunrise, Durham, NC, 23 Sept 2015.Scott Lindroth working w/ Duke Wind Sym. & @verenaconductor on his Eternity's Sunrise.At North Carolina Brass Band rehearsal of Ecstatic Fanfare, arr. by Alan Lourens. Mind-blowing how high the Solo Cornet routinely plays (tessitura-high, not munchy-high). Concerts tomorrow, Friday, and at NCMEA in November!Kevin Geraldi conducts Ecstatic Fanfare with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra tonight!The legendary conductor of the Duke Wind Symphony, Paul Bryan, 95 years old, still plays in the group! Today is his 74th wedding anniversary! (That's not his wife...)

I also post photos to Flickr

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 3 October, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dusk – University of Portland Wind Symphony Fall Concert

Portland, OR, United States

Sunday, 4 October, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coil – 80th Anniversary of Bands at Juniata

Huntingdon, PA, United States

Monday, 5 October, 2015 at 7:30 pm

University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony in Performance

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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