Originally a piece for solo cello and orchestra, this piece has been ‘Pick of the Week’ on Classic FM and ‘Presenter’s Choice’ on BBC Radio 3. The piece centres around a folk-like pentatonic melody which the soloist states twice before a key change takes us into a rhapsodic development of the theme with the soloist weaving a counter-melody around the main theme in the cornets.
The piece comes to a close with a simple, heart-felt restatement of the opening motif.
Instrumentation: Brass band
Percussion: Minimum 3 players
Playing standard: Easy