Brass Band Heritage Trust

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preserving the past - promoting the present - fostering the future

 Chairman: Professor Edward Gregson
Trustees: Professor Nicholas J. Childs, Kenneth Crookston, Philip Harper and Paul Hindmarsh (Director)

Registered Charity 1037552 

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 focused on the development of musicians and the further development 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 of Great Britain, providing masterclasses and workshops for two years, before taking on the management of the event.

The BBHT is an active commissioner or new brass band, from established and aspiring composers. A number of BBHT commissions have been established as contest or concert pieces for youth, community and elite brass bands. The Trust also continues to support creative and performance workshops, principally at the RNCM Festival of Brass.

BBHT Commissions

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

Variations on a Theme of Michael Tippett (Tovey, Gregson, M.Ball, Howarth, Wilby) for 2006 RNCM Festival of Brass, Pub. PHM

Hommage á WAMozart  (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. Pub. PHM

Rain, Steam and Speed, Symphonic Study for Brass Band (John Pickard), supported by The John Golland Trust, The Hinrichsen Foundation, Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) and James Madison University Brass Band (USA)

Tunnel Vision (Ian Stephens) for the 2018 RNCM Brass Band Festival

Mindscapes (Lucy Pankhurst) for the 2018 RNCM Brass Band Festival

                                                                    

 

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