David Stanhope Music
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News April 2018

The first two CDs performed by "David Stanhope and His Orchestra" - Australian Fantasia and Australian Premières- are published and available from Tall Poppies. The official release date has still not yet been set, but it will be held in Melbourne. ABCFM have expressed interest in my project and have asked me to write an article about it for their Limelight magazine.

Preparations for recording my opera Dracula later this year have progressed considerably, with all singers signed up.


The percussionist Ryszard Pusz is going to record the solo part of concertos by Eric Bryce and David Morgan in July, after which I will fit my orchestra to his playing. Ryszard and I first met on the Australian Youth Orchestra tour of Japan in 1970!


Unfortunately the feral cat I caught is back, so it must have belonged to someone...


Apologies for missing March news.










David Stanhope is a free-lance conductor with wide experience in orchestral, opera, chamber and film music. He is a composer, especially for wind band, with many publications. As an instrumentalist, David Stanhope was a french horn player for many years before switching to bass trombone; he is also a virtuoso pianist.

David Stanhope may be contacted at the following email address:
dstanhope AT bigpond DOT com

Just replace the AT with @, and the DOT with .

Many thanks to

- Bob Hower -

The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble


Tall Poppies

for excerpts from the 'Little Ripper!' CD