Composer

Fantasia for Brass Ensemble and Strings

Additional Information

'Southwell' is an old hymn tune, set to the words "Lord Jesus think on me". Benjamin Britten incorporated it into his work 'Noye's Fludde'. I originally made a version for choir and strings, but in the absence of voices during Lockdown I rearranged their parts for brass ensemble and strings. Embracing the hymn is a preface and coda, using the opening motif from a Purcell anthem, "Hear my prayer, O Lord". Leaving aside the original religious context, I thought that both sets of words, were appropriate for our present predicament.

Details

Fantasia for Brass Ensemble and Strings
Year:
2020
Category:
String Orch. (w/wo solo)
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Recordings:
Minutes:
7
Seconds:
39

Instrumentation

French horn
1
Organ
1
Strings
1
Timpani
1
Trombone
1
Trumpet
2
Tuba
1

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Fantasia on Southwell

Location 
Eynsford , Kent
United Kingdom
51° 21' 59.2416" N, 0° 12' 41.5404" E
Kent GB