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The composer’s second symphony for brass band was composed during 1996–7. Like his previous brass band symphony it adopts the modest proportions of the eighteenth-century symphony, and is in four movements that follow the traditional pattern of Allegro, Adagio, Scherzo and Finale. The work might be thought of as part of a ‘hidden tradition’ – that of symphonies like Weill’s Second Symphony and William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony. These works attempt to incorporate popular material into a design that offers a chance to develop ideas in unexpected ways and to introduce dramatic conflicts and resolutions.

Recorded by Black Dyke Band, cond. Nick Childs, World of Sound, WOS 155 (2020).

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Year:
1997
Category:
Brass Band
Publisher:
Kirklees Music
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Recordings:
Minutes:
25

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Symphony No. 2, Op. 26 (brass band)