Driving to Band rehearsal tonight (all 85 miles) I listened to the Harmony Music CD (Music of Philip Sparke). And I just have to say this - the slow movement of Triptych is one of the most outstanding, beautiful pieces of writing I have ever heard. Simply astonishing. "Hairs on the back of the neck" experience. I just had to replay it on the way home. Got me thinking - who and what is YOUR favourite slow bits of music (brass band - that is). Other favourites of mine are the slow movements of Year of the Dragon, Partita (Edward Gregson), On Alderley Edge (Peter Graham) and all the slow bits of Resurgam.