Foden’s Band will play a work by their composer in residence Andy Scott at the RNCM Festival of Brass this month.
The piece, Forgotten Place, will feature in Foden’s Band’s programme in the main evening concert of the Festival on Saturday 24 January. Forgotten Place is the first part of The Dirty River, commissioned by the Armagh Old Boys’ Silver Band, which was inspired by Armagh’s natural watercourse, also once known as the Scotch Street River. Forgotten Place can be heard on Spirit of Foden’s, the band’s second CD of works by Andy Scott. Reviewing the CD for the 4 Bars Rest website, Steve Jack commented on the “sepia tinted memory landscape of ‘Forgotten Place’ infused with a stimulating evocativeness”.
The RNCM Festival of Brass, directed by Paul Hindmarsh, is an annual event featuring some of the UK’s finest brass bands and international soloists. Under the title Spirit of Celebration, the 2015 Festival, which runs from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 January, will pay tribute to composers who have made a significant contribution to the brass band medium. Foden’s Band will also play a composition by former RNCM principal Edward Gregson and several works by their principal guest conductor Bramwell Tovey.
Andy Scott’s works are published by Astute Music
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