The Bad Tempered Flute

Andy Scott (b.1966) is a freelance professional saxophonist and composer that initiates projects, leadsgroups and who collaborates with many talented artists. Known for his musical stylistic versatility, Andy is a well respected figure in the UK music scene. A recipient of a British Composer Award in 2006, he is currently dividing his time between performing and composition.

In November 2006 Andy’s Two Saxophone Concerto with Wind Band, Dark Rain, received a British Composer Award. Commissioned by a BASBWE College consortium and premiered by John Harle, Rob Buckland and the Chetham’s School of Music Wind Band conducted by James Gourlay, Dark Rain was programmed in a Gala Concert at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia & is receiving performances throughout Europe.

Since 2008 Andy Scott has been the Composer-in-Residence with Fodens Brass Band.

He is Tutor of Saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music, co-Artistic Director with Rob Buckland of the annual RNCM Saxophone Day & is Visiting Tutor of Saxophone at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Andy formed the World Tenor Saxophone Consortium in 2003, is Vice President of the International Saxophone Committee and is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones.



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“Andy Scott is a consumate musician. He knows about a wide variety of music, can write and play in these styles with great expertise, and is a dynamic teacher in these areas as well. I've had the pleasure of working with Andy at the RNCM numerous times, and he always displays a great enthusiasm and focus in what he does. We need more teachers and players, and, most importantly, instigators to keep the music fresh and moving forward."

Bob Mintzer


"With such a wide variety of instrumentation, performers and styles of music, this CD would appeal equally to performers, teachers, students and anyone with an interest in the flute. It offers an excellent introduction to this new repertoire for flute, offering material for both concert performance and study purposes, all of which is available in sheet music form through Astute Music. With 75 minutes of music, this recording represents great value for money and comes highly recommended."

Alison Owen-Morley

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