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This piece attempts to shatter most images of traditional brass band music with its stirring contrasts in rhythm and texture. It calls for a high degree of virtuoso playing found in top quality brass bands.
Iconoclasm was awarded second prize in a composition competition sponsored by the Brass Bands Association of New Zealand and as part of the adjudication process the work was performed by the Skellerup Woolston Band of Christchurch, conducted by Mervyn Waters.
Dedicated to the memory of the 20th century’s most iconoclastic composer Igor Stravinsky, who died that year.
Performed by Skellerup Woolston Brass Band, conducted by Mervyn Waters, at the Christchurch Town Hall, in 1971.