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Colours in Rain

Colours in Rain was commissioned by Tredegar Town Band as the opening item in their concert the night before they defended their British Open title.

For a fanfare, this composition starts unusually.  Breaking away from the more conventional and traditional fanfare, Colours in Rain begins with the ‘Rain Motif’, a repetitive single bar that emulates the sound of rain.  The lower band follow, introducing the fanfare theme and exploit a multitude of different colours and connotations, which are uncommon in fanfares.

After a calm section, the music intensifies, and the main theme is once again introduced.  The theme is passed around the ensemble until the climax of the piece, where all instruments recapitulate each individual motif before the finale section.  The harmony expresses a striking colour, with rapid rhythmic motion, and is the inspiration behind the title Colours in Rain.

The piece features on the Prima Vista Musikk CD, Definity.

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Daniel Hall
Brass Band
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