Britt Andrew Burns

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Britt Andrew Burns

Britt Andrew Burns Britt Andrew Burns (b. 1980) pursues a diverse composing career with an interest of not limiting himself to one genre. He has composed works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir and various chamber ensembles, as well as music for film, video games and advertisements. With a desire to truly write for the audience’s enjoyment, his music is usually very tonal, triadic and boldly melodic. Burns works have been performed by some of the finest choirs, orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups and soloists in North America and abroad. Raised near Kansas City, Kansas, he spent the majority of his early life absorbed in the creation of art and other creative endeavors. It wasn’t until his early teenage years that he would discover a passion for music, and began composing soon after that. Initially, his music interests were the alternative rock bands played on FM radio stations. By late high school, his music interests matured and expanded as he became more interested in classical, jazz, film, and video game music. Burns studied music composition, orchestration and counterpoint at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. His main composition teachers include Bryan Kip Haaheim (counterpoint and electronic music), James Barnes (orchestration) and Forrest Pierce (writing for voice). In early 2008, major Los Angeles film composer Christopher Young awarded Burns an opportunity to attend his Tilden House Residency program for aspiring film composers. Burns is a proud member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). His concert music is published by Imagine Music Publishing and his own company, Indie Classical Publications. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he keeps a busy composing schedule with concert music and other media projects.

Orchestra:

Tranquil Night Variations (2004) – Alto Flute (or Horn), Strings – (grade 4+)
Wonder (2008) – Orchestra (grade 4+) – published by Imagine Music
Serenade (2008) – Flute, Harp & Strings (grade 4)
Clarity (2011) – Orchestra (grade 4+)
First Symphony (2011) – Orchestra (grade 4-5)
Valor (2015) – Orchestra (grade 4)
Frost (2015) – String Orchestra (grade 3+)
Nordic Overture (2015) – Orchestra (grade 4) – published by Imagine Music
Lighthouse (2017) – Orchestra (grade 3)
Sequoia Sketch (2017) – Orchestra (grade 4+)
Romanza (2017) – Flute, Harp & Strings (grade 4)
In Motion (arr. 2018) – String Orchestra (grade 3-3.5)
A Train Through Yorkshire (2018) – Orchestra (grade 3+)
F5 (2018) – Orchestra (grade 4) – published by Imagine Music
Disconnect (2018) – Orchestra & Pre-Recorded Audio (grade 4)
A Daunting Path (2019) – Orchestra (grade 4) – available in 2020

Band:

Tranquil Night Suite (2007) (grade 3+) – not available
A Train Through Yorkshire (2007) (grade 3)
Distance (2011) (grade 4)- published by Imagine Music
March of the Arachnids (2011) (grade 4+) – published by Imagine Music
Festivities (2013) (grade 4)
November Skies (2014) (grade 4)- published by Imagine Music
Overcast (arr. 2014) (grade 4)
A Hazy Morning (2015) (grade 3)- published by Imagine Music
Frost (2015) (grade 3)
Avalanche (2016) (grade 4+)
In Motion (2018) (grade 3+)
Resilience (2018) (grade 3+)
Woolly Mammoth March (2019) (grade 3) – available in 2020

Choral:

Inscription for a War (2007) – SATB & Piano (grade 3+)
Ask Me (2009) – SSAA & Piano (grade 4)
The Dream of Now (2013 – SATB & Piano (grade 4) – published by Imagine Music
Open My Eyes, That I May See (2016) – SATB & Piano (grade 4)
Tilt the World (2019) – SATB & Piano (grade 3)

Guitar Ensemble:

In Motion (2017) – Guitar Orchestra (grade 3+)
Juncture (2018) – Guitar Orchestra (grade 4)
Creepy Caverns (2019) – Guitar Orchestra (grade 4)
Lost in the Caverns (2019) – Guitar Orchestra (grade 3-4)

Quintets:

Being with Time (2002) – Brass Quintet (grade 4)

Trios:

Clarity (arr. 2011) – Flute, Clarinet, Piano (grade 4)
Nordic Trio (2013) – Horn, Trombone, Tuba (grade 5)

Solo with Piano:

Valor (2003) – Alto Saxophone & Piano (grade 3)
Sonata for Modern Life (2006) – Bass Clarinet & Piano (grade 4 – 5)
Sonata for Modern Life (2006) – Bassoon & Piano (grade 4 – 5)
The Mansion (2011) – Guitar & Piano (grade 5+)
Overcast (2014) – Trombone & Piano (grade 4 – 5)
In Motion (2017) – Guitar & Piano (grade 3+)
Agitation (2018) – Bassoon & Piano (grade 4)
Waves (2018) – Tuba (or Euphonium) & Piano (grade 3)