A piece by Andy Scott will receive its premiere at a BBC Philharmonic music education project with Manchester Music Hub this month.
Andy Scott has made a new expanded arrangement of The Golden Horn for massed woodwind and saxophones. The five minute work will be performed by 118 young people from schools across Manchester at the woodwind education day in the BBC studios at Media City on 30 November. The ensemble will include a wide range of woodwind instruments, including 32 flutes and 24 saxophones. The event will be directed by the BBC Philharmonic principal flute Richard Davies, with wind players from the orchestra taking sectional rehearsals for each instrument.
The Golden Horn is an energetic and tuneful Turkish influenced number in true Andy Scott style, which is both entertaining to listen to and great fun to play. It is named after the new bridge in Istanbul, linking the two sides of the estuary of the same name, but is equally applicable to the saxophone itself. The arrangement for massed woodwind and saxophones includes additional new material.
The BBC Philharmonic is acknowledged as one of the UK’s finest orchestras. It is part of the BBC's family of six performing groups and tours widely in the UK and internationally, with most concerts broadcast live or recorded for BBC Radio 3. The BBC Philharmonic is supported by Salford City Council, enabling the orchestra to build active links in the area through a busy learning and community programme.
Manchester Music Hub works with schools, communities and a range of partners to identify and support local priorities and to ensure that all young people’s musical needs are met. The Hub partners include high quality regional music and arts organisations, arts venues, charities, colleges and universities. Its vision is to inspire young people in Manchester to enjoy music throughout their lives by providing a wide range of high quality music education opportunities.
Andy Scott’s works are published by Astute Music
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