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Al Sharq

Al Sharq was commissioned by Tredegar Town Band as part of their programme for the 2014 Brass in Concert Championships at the Sage, Gateshead.

The piece is an exciting and exotic concert work for brass band, which is heavily influenced by the genres ‘Third Stream’ and ‘Arabic’.  The composition is highly rhythmical and percussion-heavy, which makes use of ‘Tam-tam vibrato’ - a technique which was invented by the composer especially for this composition.

There are plenty of opportunities for the musicians to try something different, such as the aleatoric harmonic framework at the opening of the composition, shouting, ‘hi-fiving’, special choreography and even playing a didgeridoo!

Al Sharq is a technically demanding piece which exploits the talents of all sections of the ensemble, especially the principal solo cornet, who starts the piece with an atmospheric cadenza.  All of this makes Al Sharq a powerful and entertaining experience for both performers and listener.

The piece features on the Prima Vista Musikk CD, Grimethorpe Entertain.

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Daniel Hall
Brass Band
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