Terry began his career in brass at age ten in the band of Tower Colliery in South Wales where his father worked as a miner. He was awarded a Glamorgan scholarship at age eighteen to study the French horn with Barry Tuckwell at the Royal Academy of music in London. Terry later became professor of horn at the Academy. He also conducted brass ensemble classes there, and was later appointed an associate. In the distinguished career that followed he was to become a member of the London Mozart players, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, always in demand for the leading brass ensembles, such as the Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet, Locke Brass Consort and the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Terry composed, conducted and arranged music for the RPO brass and LSO brass. He also composed the theme and incidental music for Harlech TV's The Pretenders, the orchestra being assembled from London's 'session' community and principals from the London orchestras - he conducted the recording sessions himself at Abbey road studios. He arranged the final hymn for the Rhos Cwmtawe Male Choir and the solo trumpet of Maurice Murphy at the memorial service for the actor Richard Burton at the church of St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. He played as a member of the LSO at the opening concert of the Barbican centre and at the eightieth birthday concert of Aaron Copland, and as a studio player in backing orchestras for many top performers such as Tony Bennett, Barbara Streisand, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon. Terry played on dozens of film soundtracks, including Battle of Britain, Diamonds are Forever, Superman, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi where he can be heard playing the famous horn solo at the funeral of Darth Vader. Terry and his wife Karin now live in Edinburgh where he spends his time composing, conducting, teaching, and enjoying his associate conductorship with the Co-operative Funeralcare Band who recently gave the first performance of his Gull Dances for band on Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped, with the composer conducting. The concert also included the first broadcast performance of Terry's Hard Hats and Cornets. Terry is also chairman of the award winning Alba Brass group and his instrumental and brass music is published and performed throughout Europe, America and the Far East. Terry also publishes his own music - see www.renfieldmuse.page.tl

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A quartet for three concert flutes and alto flute. Written in a jazz style, this work was commissioned by the flutes of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for their flute quartet Aye Flutin'. A romantic, melodic middle section is framed by a quick be-bop movement, making it a real showcase for a flute group with an affinity for jazz. Aye Flutin' has been performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and broadcast by the group Zauberflöte.

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A quartet for three concert flutes and alto flute. Written in a jazz style, this work was commissioned by the flutes of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for their flute quartet Aye Flutin'. A romantic, melodic middle section is framed by a quick be-bop movement, making it a real showcase for a flute group with an affinity for jazz. Aye Flutin' has been performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and broadcast by the group Zauberflöte.

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A work for double bass and piano that is another title in the 'Blue' series for solo instruments and piano. Written to be played pizzicato throughout for a 'jazz' player or by an orchestral player with a well developed pizzicato technique. The piano is featured in a jazz style that is composed with improvisation in mind. The work was first performed in Tony Alcock's recital at the Scottish Double Bass Congress at the RSAMD in Glasgow in 2004.

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A work for double bass and piano that is another title in the 'Blue' series for solo instruments and piano. Written to be played pizzicato throughout for a 'jazz' player or by an orchestral player with a well developed pizzicato technique. The piano is featured in a jazz style that is composed with improvisation in mind. The work was first performed in Tony Alcock's recital at the Scottish Double Bass Congress at the RSAMD in Glasgow in 2004.

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The work has been recorded by the composer on his CD Terry Johns Classic and Romantic and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and Classic FM. For studios, schools, colleges and professionals. This was a Trinity College of Music grade 6 exam piece between 1998 and 2004.

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The work has been recorded by the composer on his CD Terry Johns Classic and Romantic and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and Classic FM. For studios, schools, colleges and professionals. This was a Trinity College of Music grade 6 exam piece between 1998 and 2004.

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This is the first piece in Terry Johns Blue series for solo string instruments and piano. Written in a highly accessible blues idiom, and first performed by Michael Beaston at the Twelfth Annual International Viola Congress in Glasgow. The piece might be said to evoke the stillness when all is quiet and the clock strikes 12! This piece was a Guildhall School of Music and Drama Grade 7 exam piece between 2001 and 2004 and was also a Trinity College of Music grade 5 exam piece between 2003 and 2006.

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This is the first piece in Terry Johns Blue series for solo string instruments and piano. Written in a highly accessible blues idiom, and first performed by Michael Beaston at the Twelfth Annual International Viola Congress in Glasgow. The piece might be said to evoke the stillness when all is quiet and the clock strikes 12! This piece was a Guildhall School of Music and Drama Grade 7 exam piece between 2001 and 2004 and was also a Trinity College of Music grade 5 exam piece between 2003 and 2006.

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This work, originally for trombone and piano but including a version for horn and piano, is a delightful composition. The piece was orchestrated by the composer and broadcast by Simon Johnson with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It is written in the jazz ballad style, sustained and high in register with a little optional improvisation over the final bars.

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This work, originally for trombone and piano but including a version for horn and piano, is a delightful composition. The piece was orchestrated by the composer and broadcast by Simon Johnson with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It is written in the jazz ballad style, sustained and high in register with a little optional improvisation over the final bars.

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Penderyn is a tiny village at the edge of the Brecon Beacons and is the birthplace of the compose's grandmother. The old church of Penderyn is enclosed by trees that are home to scores of birds from which the village takes its name - 'Hill of Birds' is the English translation. The flute evokes the bird song and in the central section plays a folk style melody, while the piano takes a harp like role with an old Welsh hymn (Llef) hidden in the harmony and following the bird song.

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Penderyn is a tiny village at the edge of the Brecon Beacons and is the birthplace of the compose's grandmother. The old church of Penderyn is enclosed by trees that are home to scores of birds from which the village takes its name - 'Hill of Birds' is the English translation. The flute evokes the bird song and in the central section plays a folk style melody, while the piano takes a harp like role with an old Welsh hymn (Llef) hidden in the harmony and following the bird song.

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Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) Exam Piece until further notice.

Inspired by a water colour by Robert Fowler from the book Beautiful Wales, this piece was written for Angela Whelan of Fine Arts Brass and has been widely performed by Mark O'Keefe, principal trumpet of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The music evokes the image of the ruined castle with a mysterious introduction of muted fanfares reminiscent of ancient battles. The main middle section is a broad melody, Welsh in character in the style of a folk song with harp-like accompaniment. This piece has been a Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) exam piece since 2008.  

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Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) Exam Piece until further notice.

Inspired by a water colour by Robert Fowler from the book Beautiful Wales, this piece was written for Angela Whelan of Fine Arts Brass and has been widely performed by Mark O'Keefe, principal trumpet of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The music evokes the image of the ruined castle with a mysterious introduction of muted fanfares reminiscent of ancient battles. The main middle section is a broad melody, Welsh in character in the style of a folk song with harp-like accompaniment. This piece has been a Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) exam piece since 2008.

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Another piece in the Blue series for solo instruments and piano, this time for violin and piano. Slow, dreamy and written in the high register of the violin, it has a soft fluid middle section suggestive of bird song. It was first performed by Alisdair Savage at the Little Venice Music Festival in London in 2004 and since then at the BBC in Glasgow and the Elgar Society's concerts in Edinburgh. A difficult piece that needs a secure high register.

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Another piece in the Blue series for solo instruments and piano, this time for violin and piano. Slow, dreamy and written in the high register of the violin, it has a soft fluid middle section suggestive of bird song. It was first performed by Alisdair Savage at the Little Venice Music Festival in London in 2004 and since then at the BBC in Glasgow and the Elgar Society's concerts in Edinburgh. A difficult piece that needs a secure high register.