Dan Price - composer and arranger - Obrasso

Dan Price, Arranger for Brass Music

Dan Price

Arranger

Born in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire, Dan took a keen interest in music from an early age playing tuba and trombone with his local brass band.

After leaving school Dan embarked on a ten year career as a hotelier both in the UK and in Ireland. During this time, he continued his musical interests through local brass and concert bands and also played double bass, sousaphone and bass saxophone on a semi-professional basis with a number of traditional, mainstream, function and big bands in London and in the Midlands including the internationally acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

Throughout this period Dan also continued his interest in composition and arranging, developed a reputation as a conductor with many of the local brass bands in his area and in 2003 he enrolled in the Band Musicianship course at Salford University where he studied composition with Prof. Peter Graham.

While studying at Salford, Dan received his first commercial success as he was commissioned to arrange That’ll Do for the Black Dyke Band and then flugelhorn player John Doyle. Shortly after this his first test-piece An Elgar Portrait was selected as the 4th Section set work at the Swiss National Brass Band Championships in 2007 and was also used the following year at the Pontins Championships. In 2009, his test-piece, New World Sketches, was set as the 2nd Section test-piece for the British Area Contests.

Also, in 2009 Dan became a composer in association with the Cory Band helping them with their winning programme at the Brass In Concert contest and has continued producing original and arranged works extensively for the band ever since.

In 2012 Dan became the Arranger in Association with the Black Dyke Band and has been involved with many of the bands exciting projects including his arrangement of Recycled for the ground breaking multimedia campaign Danger Global Warming Project and the bands collaboration with British composer Tolga Kashif for his 2012 Olympic Anthem Let Your Light Shine.

Dan lives and works in East Lancashire as freelance composer. He continues to work with a number of the leading brass band soloists and ensembles. His portfolio now includes music for symphonic winds, choir and digital music for multimedia, radio and television.

18 articles

Waltz from Masquerade

Item No.
17620
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
Aram Khachaturian
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
6520.00

Time To Say Goodbye

Item No.
17910
Instrumentation
Full Band
Solo part
Bb Cornet & Eb Tenorhorn (Duet)
Composer
Francesco Sartori
Quarantotto
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
5965.00

The Kings Of Swing

Item No.
18471
Instrumentation
Full Band
Arranger
Level
medium
7078.00

That'll Do

from Babe: Pig In The City

Item No.
16487
Instrumentation
Full Band
Solo part
feat. Flugelhorn
Composer
Randy Newman
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
5965.00

That'll Do

from Babe: Pig In The City

Item No.
17929
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
Randy Newman
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
7682.00

Sing Sing Sing

Item No.
18364
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
Louis Prima
Arranger
Level
medium
6520.00

Romantic Flight

from the cartoon How To Train Your Dragon

Item No.
17925
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
John Powell
Arranger
Level
easy
7682.00

Romantic Flight

from How To Train Your Dragon

Item No.
17608
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
John Powell
Arranger
Level
easy
5965.00

One Jump Ahead

Item No.
18171
Instrumentation
Full Band
Composer
Tim Rice
Alan Menken
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
6520.00

Libertango

Item No.
17931
Instrumentation
Full Band
Solo part
Flugelhorn
Composer
Astor Piazzolla
Arranger
Level
easy - medium
6520.00
18 articles