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World Premiere of new work for brass

A major new work entitled "Purpled Steel" is soon to be performed at the RNCM.

 


A concert taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music, at 1pm on March 4th next year will feature a new major work for brass band. The RNCM Brass Band will be giving the first performance of a new piece by young British composer Jonathan Pitkin, a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music whose choral and instrumental work is attracting increasing amounts of attention and interest from performers and audiences alike.

The new work, entitled Purpled Steel, is intended to act as a companion to an earlier piece which was premiered at the RNCM in 2002, Soundlessly Down. Together the two movements extend to around twelve minutes of music, ranging across a wide expressive spectrum of brass band writing. Both titles are drawn from D.H. Lawrence's poem 'The North Country'.

For any further information please visit www.JPitkin.co.uk or www.rncm.ac.uk.



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MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist