Name: Ken Lomer
Corps: Box Hill
Family: Wife Judith; 2 sons – Jayson, Brent; 4 grandchildren – 2 boys, 2 girls
Instrument / Make: Bass Trombone – Bach Stradivarius
Date Joined MRSB: January 2014
Favourite Band Piece / Composer:
The Light of the World - Dean Goffin [GS1329]
Interpreting in music Holman Hunt's famous painting "The Light of the World" showing Christ standing before the heart's locked door. Written around the tune Aurelia, so long associated with the words of "O Jesus, Thou art standing outside the fast-closed door", and then asking, in the words of Fanny Crosby, "Behold me standing at the door - May I come in, may I come in?"
I know Thou art mine - Len Ballantine [GS1890]
The tune used is Unsworth composed by Commissioner Isaac Unsworth, and is based on William Ralph Featherstone's words "My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine". This arrangement creates a sound world which expresses both the great depth and yet the precious intimacy of our relationship with Jesus. The recurring theme speaks to us not only of a bold promise but also of whispered prayer; of faith affirmed yet heartfelt hunger. May this be so for all who claim 'if ever I loved thee, my Jesus 'tis now.'
Variations on Laudate Dominum - Edward Gregson [FS393]
The theme is a noble hymn tune by Sir Hubert H. Parry, associated with the words ‘O worship the King, all-glorious above'. There are five variations, the fifth being a fugato which introduces half of the tune in long notes. The theme is not fully presented until the end, when it is heard in it's full majesty and the music brought to a tremendous and climactic conclusion.
Composers: Kenneth Downie, Robert Redhead, Stephen Bulla, William Himes
Interests: Sport and music
Favourite Bible Verse: Ephesians 5:15
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make use of every opportunity you have. Try to find out what the Lord wants you to do.”
Life Influences: The standards and dedication set by older bandsmen in my younger days. Family and close friends.