Catalogue p.9. INST. CHAMBER MUSIC (d) small brass ensembles/ w.organ


DOVEY JUNCTION (2005 rev. 2017) 4½'  LISTEN
brass quintet (2tpt, hn, tbn, tba) 
Commissioned by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica (Rome) 
1st perf: Borealis Brass (Alaska), Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, 3 October 2005 (UNESCO World Forum on Music); 1st UK perf: Academy Brass, James Watson (cond), Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy 
of Music, London, 21 October 2005. 
Pub. S&B. Score and parts available for purchase, ref Y224.

The music is atmospheric, offering a sense of the place that it was composed for. . . DoveyJunction is an excellentpiece in miniature form for college players or a group of similar-minded Grade 8 instrumentalists who are confidentsoloists.
                                                        Kevin Street, Music Teacher, February 2007

BRASS TACKS (2013) 5' 
brass quintet (2tpt, hn, tbn, tba) 
Commissioned by Arcomis (Arts Commissioning) 
1st perf: Arcomis Brass Quintet, Millennium Centre, Cardiff , 26 May 2013; First Canadian perf:  Foothills Brass, River Park Church, Calgary, Alberta, March 2014.
Pub. S&B, 2013.  Score and parts available for purchase, ref Y304 

VARIATIONS (1988, rev. 2002) 7' 
trombone quartet 
1st perf: London Trombone Chorale, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 9 March 1988. 
Pub. S&B. Score and parts available for purchase, ref Y197


THREE PIECES FOR TRUMPET AND ORGAN (1999) 13' 
trumpet (in C) and organ
Dedicated to John Wallace, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and Deborah Calland

              I.  Eryri 4' – II.  Black Mantillas 3'—III.  Threnody with Fanfares 5 ½' 

1st perf: John Wallace (tpt), Simon Wright (org), Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, 15 September 1999 
Pub S&B. Copies available for purchase, refs AC170, AC171 and AC172

Samuel speaks of [No.3] being built around ‘two completely opposed motives: the lament or sigh and the royal fanfare’. The fanfare’s impersonal grandeur is counterpoised by the sense of personal loss, echoes of the last post being heard more than once.  An interesting and rewarding piece.  

                                       Glyn Pursglove, Music-web International, July 2006