Fernie brings together youngsters As One

Composer Alan Fernie has led youngsters from Scotland and Africa in a tribute to empowerment through music with his new composition.

  Alan Fernie is Composer in Residence for the Brass for Africa charity

Young brass players from Africa and Scotland have come together to perform a moving tribute to the empowerment of young people from disadvantaged communities in Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda.

It is hoped that it will help lead youngsters to learn valuable life skills through brass music education, and is being pioneered by Scottish composer Alan Fernie, MD of Loanhead Brass Roots and Newtongrange Junior Band and also the composer in residence for the Brass for Africa charity.

Driving force

He has been the driving force behind a project to bring together young musicians from all three organisations through the virtual performance of his composition 'As One'.

Alan introduces a video presentation before he opens the piece with a duet with a young horn player in Uganda, also called Allan.

To enjoy go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AGQqfnDLAA

Alan told 4BR: "I would like to thank Alice and Natalie Kane for putting the whole video together. They've done an absolutely brilliant job!"

The music for 'As One' will be made available on the Brass for Africa website at: https://www.brassforafrica.org/

He has been the driving force behind a project to bring together young musicians from all three organisations through the virtual performance of his composition 'As One'4BR


Brass for Africa has also been on the minds of players from Newland Senior and Junior Bands as they just put together a virtual performance of Alan's popular 'African Funk' on their Facebook page.

This is their second online video which has been put together by Keven Anderson, with euphonium player Jennifer Heenan telling 4BR: "Thanks to Keven for his work on this recording and also to Alan Fernie for his permission to perform his music on Facebook."

To enjoy

To enjoy go to: https://www.facebook.com/194600341071/videos/266833261224494/

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