Derwent Brass will be competing in the Senior Cup, British Open Spring Festival held at within the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
This year's set work is Freedom (Brass Band Symphony No. 1) by Hubert Bath.
The suite is in three movements with an approximate duration of 10.37
1. Molto moderato e un poco maestoso
2. Interlude, Andante esprissivo
3. Scherzo - Finale. Allegro vivace e lergeramente.
In God’s fresh air, under the open sky, we stretch our arms
to the great spaces, breathing the winds and contemplating
the gentle sweetness of Nature itself.
This is Freedom.
And then, the quiet interlude of Romance, the trees, the
meadows, the scent of the flowers, the little drifting clouds, and — Love,
This, too, is Freedom.
And then, again, that other insuperable gift of Laughter,
fresh and light as the salt sea breezes over the hilltops which have fluttered their songs across the laughing waves. This is Joy, Love, Vigour, and—
This, also, is Freedom.
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