Brass on the Bridges

Anne was commissioned to compose a fanfare for massed brass players by the South Bank Centre for the opening of the Light Fantastic weekend, June 2011. The piece was designed for 4 Brass Bands positioned across Hungerford bridge, gallery trumpets high up on the Festival Hall and a mass band on the terrace by the river. Brass players of all abilities were asked to download their parts for a performance early evening.
"Brass on the Bridges" became "Brass on the balconies" owing to constant rain!

Anne says: "The challenge was to write all the parts for various levels of players. Each part had hard, medium and easy versions that all worked together. It was good to see such a mix of abilities and ages making music together. I hope someday we get a chance to perform it outside!"