Softly as I leave you
Door Antonio De Vita Kjell Martinsen type 18 en thema
Softly, As I Leave You
Was composed in 1960, and made popular by many vocalists. In 1985 was this lovely song arranged as a duet by Alan Catherall and dedicated to Robert and Nicholas Childs(British euphonium players). This piece is a challenge for two soloists and will 'be a hit' on any concertprogram.
Kjell Martinsen (arranger)
Since 1965 his employment has been as a french horn player in the Staff Band of The Norwegian Defence Forces in Oslo. Behind this, he played 6 years in theatre and in long terms in The Norwegian Opera. Played in The Oslo Brass Quintet for 25 years and take part in a lot of recording in studios. He was conductor for The Eastern Region Band in Halden 1983-85 and 1988-90.
From 1998 to 2006 he was conductor for The Band of H.M. the Kings Guards in Oslo. Since 1985 he gives lectures in methods, ensemble and band managements at The Norwegian State Academy of Music and he has guest conducting in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and England. He is a well-recommended censor in major national and regional music competitions.