In 2003, Dave Heath's concerto, The Celtic, was published by Camden Music, London. The publication was launched at the 2003 World Saxophone Congress, where Gerard performed the work in Minneapolis, USA.
The Celtic is the most recent work, written for Gerard, that has been published on this successful series. Other works include:
To order any of the series, visit Camden Music.
Shaun Davey's The Relief of Derry Symphony was Gerard's first major solo recording in 1989. Liam O'Flynn and Rita Connolly were the other soloists.
Gerard's first recording was followed in 1992 by Debussy's Rhapsodie with The Ulster Orchestra conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier for Chandos Records.
The fourth and final movement, led by a momentous McChrystal, reflects on the dissolution of violent chaos into relief, culminating in a commanding coda of hope and peace. What follows is beyond words - "The Starlit Sky", a truly spectacular encore celebrating the "natural world" and "the beauty of life" with the prominence of Connolly's vocals, McChrystal's saxophone, the pipes and the choirs. Sights n Sounds