Posted by: sharmaliz | October 15, 2016

Croatia 2016 with English Brass Academy

img-20160730-wa0010wp_20160727_001-1At the end of July I travelled to Sibenik, Croatia, for my 2nd visit, having written music for English Brass Academy’s Summer Festival there, led by Paul Archibald, with Ivan Bosniak, and a team of Croatian, Italian, Romanian, Canadian, & English tutors. The standard of playing from participants from all over the world,was phenomenal, but the instrumental line up a bit unusual – 6 trumpets, 12 trombones, a horn, a tenor horn, a baritone, a tuba, & me on a borrowed baritone sax pretending to be another tuba. Most of the pieces played were for sections of the group, but I arranged the Purcell Chaconne for the entire group, as a sort of Concerto Grosso, with each section getting it’s moment of glory, and two of my own pieces – ‘Insects’ to which Paul added some hilarious special effects, and ‘Ancient Srories’. We performed in Sibenik Cathedral, and in the Town Square.

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