Roy Newsome's Concorde

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by brassmomma, May 26, 2014.

  1. brassmomma

    brassmomma New Member

    Hi

    My son has just started learning this and we have been trying to find some background to the piece with no luck so far.

    Lots of info out there about the great man himself but not about the piece.

    Some talk that this was about the plane and then comments that this was denied by the composer.

    Would be nice to know some more info on the background and inspiration for it being written.

    Does anybody here know?

    Thanks
     
  2. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    Following are notes from Roy Newsome - "Concorde was composed in 1973 and (for no particular reason) named after the famous supersonic aeroplane which was being developed at the time. Though far removed from the traditional type of ‘Air and Variations’, it is nevertheless a set of variations on an original melody". These notes can be found on the CD Classic Brass with Jim Shepherd playing Concorde with Black Dyke.
     
  3. brassmomma

    brassmomma New Member

    Thank you

    Thanks for the quick response
     
  4. brassmomma

    brassmomma New Member

    Thank you

    Thanks for the quick response
     

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