I was driving home from work the other day and was getting fed up with Classic FM so I thought I'd put a CD on. Reaching into the pile I pulled one out and stuck it in the machine. What eminated from the speakers was Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony. It takes me about 50 minutes to get home and by the time I arrived I was exhausted. Not with the mental strain of the 50 minute drive but of listening to The Alpine. Astonishingly descriptive music - especially the storm scene. Awesome. Anyway, this got me thinking. And here is the question: What brass band piece can you think of that just lets your mind wander with the music and mentally carries you along with the story of the music -often depicted merely by the title of the piece. I'm sure everybody gets emotionally moved by pieces but which ones actually tell a story so intense you just ride along with it. Sorry I'm getting a bit heavy now. But, I can think of four just now: Moor of Venice - obviously associated with the Shakespeare story Blitz - self explanatory (and already mentioned as one of my faves on a different thread) Tam O'Shanter - I know this has actually got the story written on the score but if you're just listening it can be spell-binding Resurgam - In my opinion the ultimate. Just close my eyes and the story unfolds into my ears. "Ye Shall Rise Again" - magnificent. What piece engulfs you and tells its own story?