I am very impressed with the music of Philip Glass, and have considered using a similar approach in a brass band composition. However, although 'minimalism' in music can be a phenomenal experience for the listener, it can be very tedious for the performer. For example, after a week of "AKHNATEN" by Philip Glass, the orchestra at the Royal Opera House, with support from the Musicians Union, said that they would refuse to play it again, (mind you, "Akhnaten" is 'long' - it fits onto a 'triple cassette'). I would be interested to hear the views of the 'brass band fraternity'. We are talking about music which can be, much of the time, technically unchallenging, and extremely repetitive, yet musically inspiring. Are brass bands interested in music?, or does it have to contain some 'pyrotechnics'?