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Release Date: Friday 1 May 2020
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Nigel Clarke has always been fascinated by virtuosity and timbre - it is the brass band genre that has lent itself most to his passion for musical athleticism. Dial 'H' for Hitchcock is an imaginary film score in the film noir vein, complete with classic and chilling sound effects, while the heroic, brooding and violent Swift Severn's Flood was inspired by a line from Shakespeare. Cornet concerto Mysteries of the Horizon examines the atmosphere of paintings by René Magritte, and Earthrise celebrates one of the most iconic photographs in history and the drama of the Apollo 8 mission.
"Nigel Clarke's music for band is as superbly crafted and serious in intent as his output for other forces; in my view he is certainly up there with Robert Simpson and John McCabe as an example of a first-class musician who enthusiastically (and instinctively) seizes the unique sonic opportunities offered by this medium. " MusicWeb Recommended July 2020
Dial 'H' for Hitchcock
Swift Severn's Flood
Concerto for Cornet and Wind Orchestra 'Mysteries of the Horizon'