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"Concorde" by Rob Davies - FULL VERSION

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Score and Partsconcorde from below

Composer: Rob Davies

Surrey Brass is proud to have commissioned "Concorde" by Rob Davies.

Read about the concept for Concorde. This piece is written for large brass ensemble with percussion. Forces are 6 trumpets/1 doubling flugel, optional 7th trumpet, 4 horns, 3 trombones, bass trombone doubling contrabass trombone, 2 tubas, optional euphonium, 3 percussion. The duration of the piece is 22 minutes.

This piece comes with a Surrey Brass health warning. Concorde  is rather challenging and Surrey Brass recommend that a very competent conductor is employed to avoid a mid air collision between players. The style is highly rhythmic, with considerable periods of continuous playing of complex repetitive patterns with changing time signatures, which requires great concentration and stamina. There is a jazz section in the middle with solos for trombone, flugel, and vibraphone. Pacing and control is needed to maintain musical tension and retain sufficient energy for an impressive ending. But it works brilliantly!

This piece received its world premiere on 4th May 2007 at Brooklands to celebrate the beginning of the  "Get Out and About" Elmbridge Cultural Festival 2007. 

Want a sneak preview of "Concorde"? Of course you do!!! Click here to listen to a soundbite of "Droop Snoot" - it's synthesised, but gives you an impression of just a small part of this fantastic new piece of music.


Surrey Brass recorded this piece on 6th May 2007 and a DVD is available from this site containing the music and a slideshow of images from the life of Concorde.


Product is delivered as digital download containing Score, Parts, Programme Notes, and listening tracks. This is a large file so it is delivered as a zip archive. Playing duration about 22 minutes in a single continuous movement.


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