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Gillian Whitehead  


Duration: 11' 00" Year: 1980
for brass nonet

Anthony Ritchie  

Clouds, op.114

Duration: 10' 00" Year: 2005
for solo trombone and brass band

  • Instrumentation
    soprano cornet, solo cornets, cornets 1,2, repiano, flugel horn, solo horn, horns 1,2, baritones 1,2, trombones 1,2, bass trombone, euphoniums, E flat bass, B flat bass, timpani, 2-3 percussion, solo trombone
  • Programme Note

    The starting point for this piece was some dramatic cloud formations I experienced while in Morrinsville, near Hamilton. It was a brilliant sunny day, with occasional huge and interestingly shaped clouds floating past. They provided inspiration for the opening texture for my piece Clouds, which is flowing and slowly unfolding in character.

    Clouds can assume many different shapes and characters and this is reflected in my piece. There are stormy ideas with strong rhythms, jagged ideas built from small motifs, mysterious ideas that suggest darker clouds, bright climaxes that suggest the sun bursting through.

    The solo trombone is like a small aeroplane, weaving its way through the clouds and enjoying a rather turbulent journey. Its part is soloistic but integrated into the band texture and often underpinned by the percussion, who have an important role in sustaining the momentum of the piece. Near the end the soloist has a brief cadenza before the music rises to a rumbling climax. This passage finally disintegrates, as the clouds disperse.

    Anthony Ritchie

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Ross Harris  


Duration: 10' 00" Year: 1979
for trumpet and tape delay system

John Rimmer  


Duration: 10' 00" Year: 1977
for solo horn, ring modulator and tape delay

Pieta Hextall  

Five Short Pieces for Brass Quintet

Duration: 10' 29" Year: 2007
for brass quintet

Maria Grenfell  

Prelude, Fugue and Foxtrot

Duration: 12' 00" Year: 1997
for horn and piano

John Rimmer  


Duration: 13' 00" Year: 1979
for trumpet and electronic sounds

Eric Biddington  

Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano

Duration: 10' 00" Year: 1989
for trumpet and piano

John Rimmer  


Duration: 14' 00" Year: 1978
trombone and electronic sounds with live delays

John Rimmer  

Thermal Labyrinths

Duration: 14' 00" Year: 2004
for brass band