Kerry Turner

Turner  Kerry 6  Lives Of  Jack  Mc Bride  Co45

6 Lives of Jack McBride
for tenor voice, horn, violin and piano

Turner  Kerry  Chaconne  Co44

Chaconne
based on the Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for violin by J.S. Bach
for 3 horns

Turner  Kerry  Concerto For  Low  Horn  Co46

Concerto for Low Horn in F
for horn and chamber orchestra

Turner  Kerry  Ghost  Riders  Ens71

Ghost Riders
for 8 brass instruments

Turner  Kerry  Introduction And  Main  Event  Co31

Introduction and Main Event
for 4 horns and orchestra

Turner  Kerry  Kaitsenko  Ens52

Kaitsenko
for brass quintet

Turner  Kerry  Quartet  No 3  Co30

Quartet N° 3
for 4 horns

Kerry Turner

Kerry Turner (*1960)

Kerry Drew Turner, born 1960 in Texas, began composing at the age of 10. Having passed the highest level music theory examination given by the American Piano Teacher’s Guild, he submitted a wind quintet at the age of 12, which won First Prize. By graduation from High School, he had composed two symphonies, a mass, seven orchestral tone poems, and a small string quartet. He entered Baylor University on a scholarship for horn, and was also awarded First Prize and scholarship of the Baylor University Composition Competition. Two years later Kerry Turner transferred to the Manhattan School of Music, where he continued his studies in horn. In 1982 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study horn at the Stuttgart Academy of Music with the great horn soloist Hermann Baumann. During these later years of horn study, Kerry Turner’s compositional interests took a back seat. He did however compose several chamber works for various combinations of wind instruments.

In 1984 he became the solo hornist of the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. One year later he assumed the position of associate principal horn of the Symphony Orchestra of Radio-Télé-Luxembourg, where he remains to the present. He has been very active as a composer in the past five years. He has written three brass quintets, three horn quartets, several pieces for High School orchestra, as well as numerous works for horn and piano, horn and violin, and unaccompanied horn.

Kerry Turner joined the Award-Winning American Horn Quartet in 1985, and it was through this ensemble that his works received world-wide exposure. The AHQ has performed at least one of his virtuose pieces on every concert and international competition, from Vancouver to Prague to Tokyo. Kerry Turner was awared First Prize of the International Horn Society Composition Contest for his Horn Quartet No. 1, and won the Third Prize at the 39th Prague Spring Festival International Music Competition on horn. His works have received much acclaim wherever they have been performed, all over the world.

Quartet N° 3
for 4 horns

1. The Sooners 1. The Sooners

2. The Homesteaders 2. The Homesteaders

3. Ghost Town Parade 3. Ghost Town Parade

4. Finale 4. Finale

Kaitsenko
for brass quintet

Kaitsenko Kaitsenko

6 Lives of Jack McBride
for tenor voice, horn, violin and piano

Theme Theme

1. Auschwitz 1. Auschwitz

2. Texas On A Sunday Morning 2. Texas On A Sunday Morning

3. The Bounty 3. The Bounty