Andy Scott’s Dark Rain will receive its second performance in Spain in the space of a month when it is played in Seville next week.
Saxophonists Alfonso Padilla and Juan M Jiminez will perform the award-winning double saxophone concerto with the wind orchestra of the city’s Conservatorio Superior de Musica on 3 June. The same soloists recently performed Dark Rain to a full house at the inaugural European Saxophone Congress in Ciudad Real, receiving a very enthusiastic reaction from the audience.
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 mankind can inflict on itself and the overwhelming quest for peace. The groundbreaking double concerto won the prestigious British Composer Award 2006 in the brass band / wind band category.
Dark Rain has proved to be a popular concerto both in the UK and internationally. Last year it was performed in Slovenia, Hong Kong and the United States, and it has previously featured in performances in Australia, the Netherlands and at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia in 2006. It can be heard on Rob Buckland’s latest CD Gameshow, available from Sospiro Records, which pairs John Harle and Rob Buckland as soloists with the RNCM Wind Orchestra.
Dark Rain is published by Astute Music
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