The music of Gary D. Belshaw (ASCAP) has been performed throughout the United States and abroad, including England, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Spain. Most notably, Belshaw’s Victory Day Overture for concert band received its world premiere in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. His Oofdah Fanfare premiered in the Imperial Concert Venue of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.

His 10-minute, one-act opera, The Worst One Ever, has enjoyed 38 performances in 23 productions across the United States. His two-act opera, Incident at Burro Java, was premiered by faculty, students, and guest artists in 2016 at the Harral Memorial Auditorium in Plainview TX. Other venues for performances of his works are the conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, Midwest Clinic, and Big 12 Trombone Conferences.

Performers of Belshaw’s music include the U.S. Naval Academy Band and the Naval School of Music; the University Orchestra and the Symphonic Winds of Texas Tech University; The Houston Symphonic Band; The Plainview Symphony; trombonist Don Lucas; and clarinetist Sandra M. Mosteller. Some of his early works for trombone are available through Warwick Music, U.K. More than 200 of his works are available online as digital downloads through Sheet Music Plus. Many of these are his arrangements of popular music titles. Belshaw resides with his wife of 45 years in Plainview TX. He has given more than 50 years of service to God through church music.

Albums

Figments Vol. 3

Release Date: May 27, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6419
21st Century
Chamber
Oboe
Piano Trio
Violin
On FIGMENTS VOL. 3 from Navona Records, the imaginations of composers Jacob E. Goodman, Gary D. Belshaw, Andrew Lewinter, Thomas Mann Jr, Elliott Miles McKinley, and Eleanor Alberga are brought to life in a dynamic breadth of emotional performances, from soothing to exhilarating and natural to mythical. A dynamic assortment of contemporary chamber music, fantasy and reality collide to bring forth exhilarating stories spanning scenes from Greek Mythology to those of spirited animals and surreal scenic portraits. Universal melodies and rhythms find their form, short sketches evoke seasonal qualities, and fantasies float into reality in this collection.
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American Ivory

Release Date: January 8, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6328
20th Century
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Piano
For Richard Fountain, piano music is as American as apple pie and baseball. On AMERICAN IVORY, his debut album on Navona Records, the well-versed pianist celebrates the variety and vitality of American art music by performing a decades-spanning collection of works by time-honored and contemporary composers alike.
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