Gordon Carr was born in Matlock, Derbyshire in 1943 and educated at Dulwich College and the Royal Academy of Music where he studied the horn with Barry Tuckwell. He has enjoyed a varied freelance career, which encompassed playing with all the major London orchestras. As a session musician he played on the soundtrack of numerous films including 'The Boys from Brazil', 'The Spy who Loved Me' and 'Straw Dogs' and on the backing tracks of much pop music. As a soloist he appeared at the Wigmore Hall, on the South Bank and around the UK, Italy and Belgium. In his twenties he began to write music, and wrote several large scale works for the Locke Brass Consort whilst a member of this group. In all he has written in excess of 130 works. For thirty years he taught at The Centre for Young Musicians and throughout his career has coached and conducted on holiday music courses. Conducting engagements have been with The Locke Brass Consort, London Brass Consort, London Youth Symphonic Band, London Youth Chamber Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Brass Ensemble, London College of Music Symphonic Band and the International Summer School Orchestra at Keele.
Trinity College London Grade 2 Exam Piece for Horn in F until the 31st December 2025
London College of Music Grade 2 Exam Piece for Horn in F until further notice
Supplied with both Horn in F and Tenor Horn in E Flat parts, this is another piece for the beginner, this time introducing trumpet like rhythmic figures and different value tongued notes. Two more sharps are added and the range is extended. The piano provides the marching band with drum accompaniment. This work was an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) grade 2 exam piece for Horn in F between 1998 and 2012. It has been a Trinity College London grade 2 exam piece for Horn in F since 1996 and has also been a London College of Music grade 2 exam piece since 1994.
Horn & Piano
London College of Music Grade 6 Exam Piece for Horn in F until further notice
Australian Music Examinations Board Series 1 Grade 4 Exam Piece for Horn in F until further notice
Supplied with both Horn in F and Tenor Horn in E Flat parts, this is a fine recital piece. After two bars of harp like accompaniment the horn enters with a beautiful melody that rises and falls throughout its course, supported by some really gorgeous harmony changes. Lullaby was a Trinity College London grade 6 exam piece for Horn in F between 1998 and 2004. The work has been a London College of Music Grade 6 exam piece for Horn in F since 1994, and an Australian Music Examinations Board Series 1 Grade 4 exam piece since 2003.
Horn & Piano
Horn & Piano