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Tredegar look to past, present and future in Birmingham

Major compositions by Liz Lane, Dorothy Gates, Oliver Waespi, Gareth Wood and Herbert Howells form part of the latest partnership concert link between Tredegar and Birmingham Conservatoire.

Liz Lane
  Liz Lane's 'The Silver Rose' will be one of the works featured in the concert in Birmingham.

Original works by composers Liz Lane, Dorothy Gates, Oliver Waespi, Gordon Langford and Herbert Howells are to be featured by Tredegar Band on their forthcoming concert appearance in Birmingham.

The concert entitled 'Brass Splendour: Past, Present, Future' will take place at St Paul's Church in Birmingham on Wednesday 21st June (B3 1QZ) at 7.30pm, and is the latest musical partnership showcasing the band in its role as Brass Band in Residence at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Significant compositions

It will also see them link up with the Conservatoire Brass Band under the direction of MD and Director of Brass Band Studies Ian Porthouse, to present significant compositions, including the rarely heard 'Tenor Horn Concerto' by Gareth Wood, performed by Tredegar's solo horn player Christopher Davies.

"This a major opportunity to present works that span different musical eras for the brass band medium," Ian told 4BR. "Howell's 'Pageantry' is an iconic classic, whilst Oliver Waepi's 'The Raid' comes from the pen of one of the current movement's pre-eminent compositional voices.

Liz Lane (above) and Dorothy Gates write such evocative music — with 'The Silver Rose' and 'Hope' already gaining widespread critical acclaim, and it will be good to hear Gordon Langford's wonderful 'Rhapsody for Trombone', played by prize-winning Conservatoire student Ryan Richards as well as Gareth Wood's demanding 'Horn Concerto'."

Opportunity

He added: "Our role as Brass Band in Residence is one we take very seriously in providing students with the opportunity to study as well as perform major compositions for the medium, and my thanks go to Head of Brass, Chris Houlding for once again providing the platform to showcase them in this innovative way."

This a major opportunity to present works that span different musical eras for the brass band mediumMD, Ian Porthouse

Concert details and tickets

'Brass Splendour: Past, Present, Future'
Wednesday 1st June: 7.30pm
St Paul's Church,
St Paul's Square,
Birmingham,
B3 1QZ

http:/­/­www.bcu.ac.uk/­conservatoire/­events-calendar/­concert-diary/­brass-splendour-past-present-future



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