Star Fire is a piece for Brass Band. It opens with a fanfare that references Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man before setting off on a jaunty series of musical episodes that explore the style of ‘sci-fi’ music of film and TV. I wrote this with the aim of producing a challenging piece that is fun to play and musically satisfying.
It’s a bit of an ‘homage’ to some of the composers I grew up listening to. Those of you who know your stuff will probably spot the references to Ron Goodwin (the composer of the music to 633 Squadron) as well as some other obvious John Williams references. These are the composers I grew up with, and I wanted to pay my respects to them in this fun romp through the genre.