PHM Instrumental and Ensemble

[2 cornets or trumpets and 2 trombones, or horn (in F or Eflat) and euphonium]

This delightful example of early Heaton dates from 1937, when the 19 year old composer played the cornet in a quartet made up of friends from the Sheffield Park Corps Band of the Salvastion Army. The hymn-like character of the middle section reflects the work's origins although the off-beat bass line ands the bouncing rhythms of the outer sections reveals the impact the music of William Walton had on the young composer. The work was first performed by Royal Danish Brass and has also been performed and recorded in a version for conventional brass quartet. It makes an interesting addition to the repertoire of this somewhat neglected genre.

Duration: 8 mins

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