Brass Band Heritage Trust
preserving the past - promoting the present - fostering the future
Chairman: Professor Edward Gregson
Trustees: Professor Nicholas J. Childs, Kenneth Crookston, Philip Harper, Paul Hindmarsh (Director)
The Brass Band Heritage Trust (BBHT) was established in 1996 to 'preserve the past, promote the present and foster the future' of the band movement. The work of the Trust is focussed on the development of the skills and experience of young brass band musicians and the furthering of creative opportunities for composers. Between 1997 and 2002 the BBHT worked in partnership with the instrument manufacturer Boosey & Hawkes to promote the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, providing masterclasses and workshops for two years, before taking on the management of the event.
The BBHT is an active commissioner of new brass band works, from established and aspirant composers. A number of BBHT commissions have become well established as contest or concert pieces for youth, community and elite brass bands. The Trust also continues to support creative and performances workshops, principally at the RNCM Festival of Brass.
An English Suite (Michael Ball) for the National Youth Brass Band Championships, commissioned jointly with The Black Dyke Band. Pub. Novello/Studio Music
Cambrian Suite (Michael Ball) for the National Youth Brass Band Championships.
Pub. Novello/Studio Music
Chaucer's Tunes (Michael Ball) brass band version for the National Youth Brass Band Championships.
Pub. Novello/Studio Music
Lydian Pictures (Simon Dobson) for Fourth Section, Regional Brass Band Championships. Pub. Kirklees Music
Lyonesse (Simon Dobson) for the National Youth Brass Band Championships.
Pub. Faber Music
Scherzo (Kenneth Hesketh) for the RNCM Festival of Brass Pub. Faber Music
Danceries I (Kenneth Hesketh) for the Second Section, National Brass Band Championships finals. Pub. Faber Music
The Alchymist's Journal (Kenneth Hesketh) for the RNCM Festival of Brass. Pub. Faber Music
Eden (John Pickard) for the 2005 National Brass Band Championship finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Pub. Bardic Edition/Kirklees Music
Snake Eyes (Peter Meechan) for brass ensemble, first performed at the 2006 RNCM Festival of Brass. Pub. Peter Meechan Music
Hommage á W.A.Mozart (Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen) for the 2006 RNCM Festival of Brass
SHIFT Trombone Concerto (Simon Dobson) premiered by Peter Moore at the 2011 RNCM Festival of Brass, with the additional support of PRS for Music Foundation.
Diversions after Benjamin Britten , supported by PRS for Music Foundation. Composers: Lucy Pankhurst, Simon Dobson, Paul McGhee, Gavin Higgins