Canadian music has lost a true musical legend on March 30th, 2016 whose loss will be felt by many musicians, composers, ensembles, across the nation.  From a community band perspective, the name Howard Cable rings loud and clear having had contributed a large library of works written for the medium.  Titles such as Ontario PicturesNewfoundland Rhapsody, Quebec Folk Fantasy, Snake Fence Country and so many more have become standard within Canadian concert band literature, and have received numerous performances and recordings.  We at the Canadian Band Association – Ontario Chapter would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the Cable family for their loss and recognize his memory by sharing some of the many tributes made recently in local media.

CBC – THIS IS MY MUSIC:

Not only has the CBC written a lovely article on his life, but they also featured an encore presentation of the late Howard Cable hosting This Is My Music.  A lovely segment that we encourage all of you to listen to.  Please visit these links to read and listen.

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2016/3/Howard-Cable-composer-conductor-arranger-dies-at-95
AND
http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2016/3/Howard-Cable-composer-conductor-arranger-dies-at-95

Lethbridge Herald:

Canadian composer Howard Cable dead

 

SlippedDisk:

Death of popular Canadian maestro

Symphony Nova Scotia:

Canadian music legend Howard Cable dies at 95

The Chronicle Herald (Halifax):

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/161697-howard-cable-shows-why-he-s-a-living-legend