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Jon  Lord

Born: June 9th, 1941
Died: July 16th, 2012
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Born on 9 June 1941 in Leicester, England, Jon Lord took piano and music theory lessons from age 6 til 17. He became a professional musician in 1964 after three years at Drama School in London. Three years later he formed Deep Purple.
 
In 1969, he completed his first work for Orchestra - the Concerto for Group & Orchestra - written & scored in a feverish 3 months that summer - which was performed on September 24th by Deep Purple & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold. Encouraged by its success, Jon embarked on a number of solo projects during his time with the band. He recorded three rock/orchestral pieces: The GEMINI-Suite, commissioned by the BBC and performed live in 1970, then recorded with The London Symphony Orchestra under Malcolm Arnold a year later; Windows, recorded live in Germany during a Eurovision transmission to over 20 million viewers in 1974, and Sarabande, recorded with Eberhard Schoener conducting The Philharmonia Hungarica, issued in 1976.
 
Deep Purple split up in March 1976,and then reunited in April 1984. Their first reunion album - Perfect Strangers - helped them to be named Billboard Magazine's biggest grossing US live act in 1985. Jon had limited time for outside work but did issue a solo album - the critically acclaimed Pictured within - in 1998. Then in September 1999 came the restaging, for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, of his seminal work, The Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with The London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple, conducted by Paul Mann.
 
The ecstatic reaction and widespread interest from other countries took Deep Purple on tour with this work during Autumn 2000, playing - with Paul Mann conducting - concerts in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, then 30 concerts throughout Europe with The Rumanian Philharmonic Orchestra, and performances with The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan in April 2001. By 2003 however, he felt the constant touring undertaken by the band was too time-consuming, so, reluctantly, he decided to leave in order to concentrate on composition and on the performing of his own music with his 12-piece Gemini Band. Another solo CD - Beyond the Notes - was released in 2004.
 
Since leaving Deep Purple, Jon has written a Piano Concerto - to be recorded in December 2006 by EMI Classics with pianist Nelson Goerner - and is near completion of a piece - The Durham Concertos - to be performed and recorded in October 2007 in Durham Cathedral by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, to celebrate the 175th anniversary of that city's University. His choral piece From Darkness to Light - written for his local Hambleden Valley group of Churches for the millenium celebrations - is to be performed in 2007 in Hereford Cathedral, and in Trondheim Cathedral in Norway.
 
In 2006, Schott Music Enterprise has published two of Jon Lord's recent orchestral compositions: the piano concerto Boom of the Tingling Strings and Disguises for string orchestra. Both have recently been released on the EMI album "Boom of the Tingling Strings".

Jon Lord died on July 16 2012 at the age of 71.

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  1. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction for 2 pianos, 2 copies in plastic wrap
    Order No. : ED 22051 Q40449
    €56.99  *
  2. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 22052 Q40610
    €46.99  *
  3. Smoke On The Water

    Smoke On The Water

    Rock
    Editor : Blair, Peter
    Instrumentation : Big Band
    Edition : score and parts
    Language : English
    Order No. : HLA 7010406
    €54.00  *

    Out of stock

  4. Smoke On The Water

    Smoke On The Water

    Rock
    Editor : Berry, John
    Instrumentation : Big Band
    Edition : score and parts with CD
    Language : English
    Order No. : HLA 7470572
    €46.00  *
  5. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Disguises

    Disguises

    Suite for string orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  8. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 22754 Q45889
    €27.99  *
  9. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : ED 22755 Q47139
    €26.99  *
  10. Durham Concerto

    Durham Concerto

    for violin, violoncello, Northumbrian pipes, Hammond organ and orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : violin, cello, Northumbrian pipes, Hammond-organ and orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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Born on 9 June 1941 in Leicester, England, Jon Lord took piano and music theory lessons from age 6 til 17. He became a professional musician in 1964 after three years at Drama School in London. Three years later he formed Deep Purple.
 
In 1969, he completed his first work for Orchestra - the Concerto for Group & Orchestra - written & scored in a feverish 3 months that summer - which was performed on September 24th by Deep Purple & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold. Encouraged by its success, Jon embarked on a number of solo projects during his time with the band. He recorded three rock/orchestral pieces: The GEMINI-Suite, commissioned by the BBC and performed live in 1970, then recorded with The London Symphony Orchestra under Malcolm Arnold a year later; Windows, recorded live in Germany during a Eurovision transmission to over 20 million viewers in 1974, and Sarabande, recorded with Eberhard Schoener conducting The Philharmonia Hungarica, issued in 1976.
 
Deep Purple split up in March 1976,and then reunited in April 1984. Their first reunion album - Perfect Strangers - helped them to be named Billboard Magazine's biggest grossing US live act in 1985. Jon had limited time for outside work but did issue a solo album - the critically acclaimed Pictured within - in 1998. Then in September 1999 came the restaging, for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, of his seminal work, The Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with The London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple, conducted by Paul Mann.
 
The ecstatic reaction and widespread interest from other countries took Deep Purple on tour with this work during Autumn 2000, playing - with Paul Mann conducting - concerts in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, then 30 concerts throughout Europe with The Rumanian Philharmonic Orchestra, and performances with The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan in April 2001. By 2003 however, he felt the constant touring undertaken by the band was too time-consuming, so, reluctantly, he decided to leave in order to concentrate on composition and on the performing of his own music with his 12-piece Gemini Band. Another solo CD - Beyond the Notes - was released in 2004.
 
Since leaving Deep Purple, Jon has written a Piano Concerto - to be recorded in December 2006 by EMI Classics with pianist Nelson Goerner - and is near completion of a piece - The Durham Concertos - to be performed and recorded in October 2007 in Durham Cathedral by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, to celebrate the 175th anniversary of that city's University. His choral piece From Darkness to Light - written for his local Hambleden Valley group of Churches for the millenium celebrations - is to be performed in 2007 in Hereford Cathedral, and in Trondheim Cathedral in Norway.
 
In 2006, Schott Music Enterprise has published two of Jon Lord's recent orchestral compositions: the piano concerto Boom of the Tingling Strings and Disguises for string orchestra. Both have recently been released on the EMI album "Boom of the Tingling Strings".

Jon Lord died on July 16 2012 at the age of 71.

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  1. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction for 2 pianos, 2 copies in plastic wrap
    Order No. : ED 22051 Q40449
    €56.99  *
  2. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 22052 Q40610
    €46.99  *
  3. Smoke On The Water

    Smoke On The Water

    Rock
    Editor : Blair, Peter
    Instrumentation : Big Band
    Edition : score and parts
    Language : English
    Order No. : HLA 7010406
    €54.00  *

    Out of stock

  4. Smoke On The Water

    Smoke On The Water

    Rock
    Editor : Berry, John
    Instrumentation : Big Band
    Edition : score and parts with CD
    Language : English
    Order No. : HLA 7470572
    €46.00  *
  5. Boom of the Tingling Strings

    Boom of the Tingling Strings

    for piano and orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  6. Disguises

    Disguises

    Suite for string orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  7. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  8. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ED 22754 Q45889
    €27.99  *
  9. To Notice Such Things

    To Notice Such Things

    Suite for flute solo, piano and string orchestra
    Download Edition
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : flute, piano and string orchestra
    Edition : piano reduction with solo part
    Order No. : ED 22755 Q47139
    €26.99  *
  10. Durham Concerto

    Durham Concerto

    for violin, violoncello, Northumbrian pipes, Hammond organ and orchestra
    Composer : Lord, Jon
    Instrumentation : violin, cello, Northumbrian pipes, Hammond-organ and orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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