Positive reviews of London premieres of two Andy Scott works appear on the specialist band website 4 Bars Rest.
The recent London premiere of A Child Like You, Andy Scott’s New Music Biennial commission for Foden’s Band, Anna-Clare Monk and Lauren Scott conducted by Michael Fowles at Southbank Centre, received a considered and substantial review by Peter Bale. It painted a clear picture of the work, highlighting aspects of the instrumentation and linking the music with the subject matter. While observing that the work is hard to categorise, the reviewer concludes that it is “an immensely powerful, emotive and very relevant work that reflects attitudes and circumstances of this or any other era”.
Earlier in the year, Andy Scott’s Fujiko was premiered in a new version for flute and wind band by Rachel Smith and the Band of the Coldstream Guards as part of a St George’s Day concert at Cadogan Hall. Peter Bale remarked: “The march Standard of St George was an obvious candidate for inclusion on such an occasion; less so was Andy Scott’s Fujiko, in a first performance in a new arrangement for flute, with Lance Sergeant Rachel Smith as the impressive soloist. With its Japanese influences and unfamiliar sounds, it made for one of the highlights of the evening.”
Andy Scott’s works are published by Astute Music
Click to read the review of A Child Like You on the 4 Bars Rest website
Click to read the review of Fujiko on the 4 Bars Rest website
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