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Demo Big Band Score featured in Sibelius 7

I have been using Sibelius software for Music setting from it’s inception in 1993. At that time it was built for the Acorn computer, a RISC OS machine which was widely used in UK schools. It was originally written by two brothers, Jonathan and Benn Finn who were music graduates of Cambridge university. At the time, I was given a special mention on the first page of the user manual for “testing Sibelius 7 to...

Adrian Drover

Adrian Drover is a world renowned arranger/composer and shot to fame when he joined the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra in 1974 and his arrangements of MacArthur Park, Spinning Wheel, Eli’s Coming and Hey Jude became hits on Maynard’s M.F Horn series of albums. Since then Adrian has spent all his life excelling in the field of arranging and composing for a wide variety of ensembles and different styles of music. Adrian was born...

Scottish Brass Band Music

I established my company ADIOS Music in 1986 primarily as a brass band music publisher to sell the brass band score arrangements which I had written for the successful Tartan Brass record album of Scottish traditional music. The brass band sheet music from the titles on this album are still very much in demand today. Music from the ADIOS brass band catalogue has been performed, recorded and broadcast by many top name bands...

Maynard Ferguson Charts

I have been receiving a lot of interest for my Maynard big band arrangements of MacArthur Park, Hey Jude, Eli’s Comin and Stoney End. They are not currently available on the online store. Please contact me for further details.

Eric Miyashiro – MacArthur Park

This is quite possibly one of the best covers of this arrangement I have heard since the Maynard days. Well done Eric Miyashiro and LA Jazz...

Mr Nice Guy – For Bass Trombone

Ralph Bigelow, director of the Bones West trombone choir in Santa Ana, California, emailed me to tell of an event that the local Southern California ‘bonists had organised in honour of George Roberts’ 70th birthday, and asked if I could send a few words of appreciation to be announced on the night. I woke up with the birds early next morning with this on my mind and went to my study to see if I could conjure...

Online Music Shop

It has taken a while but we have now uploaded all of our published big band, brass band, wind band & trombone choir catalogues.  The sheet music store is now fully functional if you wish to place an order. Please contact us directly if you wish any further information or would like to place an order on any titles not currently appearing in our online store.  Please note that my Maynard Ferguson charts are not displayed...

Free Bass Trombone Warmup

Over the years I have had so much positive feedback regarding my 10 minute bass trombone warmup.  We would like to make this publicly available.  We welcome your comments and feedback! Adrian Drover Bass Trombone Warmup (PDF)

ADIOS – Adrian Drover Innovative Orchestral ...

Adrian Drover is a world renowned arranger/composer and shot to fame when he joined the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra in 1974 and his arrangements of MacArthur Park, Spinning Wheel, Eli’s Coming and Hey Jude became hits on Maynard’s M.F Horn series of albums. Since then Adrian has spent all his life excelling in the field of arranging and composing for a wide variety of ensembles and different styles of music. ADIOS...

Looking for a cruise ship career?

ADIOS Music has been working closely with our friends at Oceanbound Entertainment helping to get musicians into employment.  During these troubled economic times, why not look for a career at sea? Whether you are a function band, or looking for a position in a ships orchestra, get in touch with Marco Kasel at http://www.oceanbound.ca/ ADIOS Music is proud to have supplied many charts to Royal Caribbean Cruise...

“Adrian Drover Day” at Bones West

Adrian Drover visited his trombonist and other friends at a BonesWest rehearsal Mar. 27, 1999. More than 40 trombonists were present along with about 25 fans in the audience. Adrian and Louise Drover, and their son, Kenton, were accompanied by their California hosts, John  and Beverly Leys. The day’s highlights included George Roberts performing Adrian’s chart on “Mr. Nice Guy,” written for and...