Oxted Suite

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Oxted Suite is a contemporary brass band work in three parts: 1. Choral, 2. Oxted March and 3. Second Line. It explores three of the many dimensions of brass banding: the sombre chorale, the thrilling march, and the funky second line. Inspired by New Orleans 'Second Line' parades, this final movement is an opportunity for players to break loose and have fun. Throughout Oxted Suite a repeated melodic motif is exchanged between band members, in playful dialogue referencing comerarderie and friendship in British brass band culture.

Oxted Suite was created as part of the Adopt a Music Creator project, funded by the PRS Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Trust, and run by Making Music, in partnership with Sound and Music. Adopt a Music Creator pairs a Making Music member ensemble with a music creator for up to a year. During this time they work together to create a piece resulting in a premiere, a recording and a possible radio broadcast. By taking part, music creators have the opportunity to get to know the groups they write for and to create a piece that responds to the uniqueness of a group. In turn, groups and their musical directors have the change to contribute towards the creation of a new work by some of the UK's most promising music creators.




United Kingdom