1.7.16 was commissioned by The Hamilton Flute Band to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, and was premiered in St Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry on 1st July 2016.
This piece is a nice slow-fast combination of movements giving opportunities for expressive and rapid passages. The arrangement can also be performed as a Quartet (without the 3rd Oboe part) or as a
A Sax favourite, based on the version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending is a six-part madrigal by Thomas Weelkes (c. 1575 1623), one of Englands finest composers. Adapted for SSATTB recorders from a facsimile of Madrigals: The Triumphs