NABBA past President praises Masters...

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by TheMusicMan, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Bruce Broughton’s Masters of Space and Time will prove an excellent test for bands that gather at the Masters Brass Band Championships next spring. This finely wrought, exciting work ranks among a handful of musically excellent works written for brass band in the early 21st century. Having played a role in the work’s commission back in 2000 for NABBA’s 2001 contest, I am personally delighted that so many outstanding ensembles will bring this music to life once again. Broughton’s title provides a witty comment upon what musicians are always striving to achieve--mastery of the time their music embraces, gained by mastery of the physical materials through which they provide pleasing musical experience.

    May all the bands and conductors transcend technique and speak clearly to the hearts and minds of the listeners that will gather next year in Cambridge.

    Ronald W. Holz, Past President of NABBA