Andy Scott’s double saxophone concerto Dark Rain will be performed in Amsterdam this month.
Soloists Erik-Jan de With and Linda Arnoldus will perform the award-winning work, arranged for fanfare orchestra by Jos Dobbelstein, with the Gelders Fanfare Orkest in an afternoon concert on Sunday 22 March. The event, ‘Blowing in the Beurs’, will take place at 3.00pm at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.
Dark Rain is one of Andy Scott’s most powerful and moving works. It was inspired by a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, where Andy was struck by both the devastation that mankind can inflict on itself and its overwhelming quest for peace. The groundbreaking double concerto won the brass band and wind band category of the prestigious British Composer Awards in 2006.
Dark Rain has often been performed in the UK and internationally, including in Slovenia, Hong Kong, the United States, Australia, Spain, and previously in the Netherlands. The piece was composed for John Harle and Rob Buckland, who can be heard playing it with the RNCM Wind Orchestra on Gameshow, Rob Buckland’s recently released CD, available from Sospiro Records.
Andy Scott’s works are published by Astute Music
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