GORDON JACOB

Suite in B Flat for Brass Band
For brass band, also arranged for symphonic (wind) band (1979)

DATE WRITTEN  23 May 1955
MOVEMENTS  March
Solemn Music
Finale

REVIEW FROM 4 BARS REST
It's a straight forward bit of work, written in 1956 with three movements entitled, March, Solemn Music and Finale and was used at the National Finals in the Fourth Section in 1957. The first section is jaunty and lighthearted, the second is subdued and tranquil, whilst the third is a symphonic march which gives the bands plenty of chance to blow their socks off. All good stuff with the second movement sounding like the theme from the Superman movie at it's start - bands should enjoy it, but conductors will have to refrain from wearing their underpants outside their trousers on stage.

CD AVAILABLE FROM
4 Bars Rest

SHEET MUSIC/SCORE AVAILABLE FROM
R Smith & Co, email


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