Saturday 30 September, 2pm Approx running time 70 mins, no interval
£15 / £10
The Wallace Collection
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Martyn Brabbins Prelude
Eric Ball Resurgam
Herbert Howells Suite from Pageantry
As Above, So Below world premiere (commissioned by John Wallace)
Martyn Brabbins Miniature No 1
Mendelssohn Overture from Fingal’s Cave
Holst March from A Moorside Suite
We are delighted to welcome back Dalmellington Band for this special concert in Cumnock Old Church. Brass music has been a feature of cultural life in Ayrshire for generations, just as it has been in many industrial areas of the UK. Some of the country’s greatest musicians were brass band players before pursuing major careers as soloists, conductors and composers.
Today’s conductor was a band trombonist before his life as a major conductor, taking him all over the world. Known to Scottish audiences through his fruitful relationship with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins is now artistic director of English National Opera. His programme today combines some favourite British band standards with a brand new piece by New Cumnockian Jay Capperauld. His new work has a concertante role for brass quintet, and today’s virtuosi are The Wallace Collection led by John Wallace who began his musical life in the colliery bands of Fife.