'Wishing Lions Band and Nigel Birch all the very best with their performance in Montreux! Enjoy the whole experience of playing at the Euros!!' Andy
Andy Scott was commissioned to write Blue Phantom for Lions Youth Brass Band, directed by Nigel Birch, for world premiere at the European Brass Band Championships (Youth Section) in Montreux, Switzerland, on Sunday 28th April 2019. In the 1970 World Cup the England goalkeeper Gordon Banks
I'm delighted that my new work for solo tenor saxophone, HOME, will receive a world premiere tonight, performed by the wonderful Portugese saxophonist, João Pedro Silva.
"Home" will be featured on João's new CD which I've written about in an earlier blog post here.
Home is six minutes long in duration and has a spirit which is to do with family and the bonds within all our families. Where someone may travel away from an original idea planted within them in their youth, to only return to it throughout their life. The challenge was to outline the harmonies and chords with a single line instrument, and this is a virtuosic solo piece. It will be published and available from Astute Music in due course.
If you are in Portugal the concert details are HERE, do please go and support !!
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