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Light Piece

The word ‘Principio’ means start or beginning in both Spanish and Italian and this piece sets out to be just that - an energetic concert opener. Most of the melodic material is derived from the main theme which starts and ends the piece with its slightly lopsided rhythm. The piece is mostly conventional in language though with a touch of crunch here and there.

I recently revised it, but originally composed it quite a few years ago and, at the time, showed it to Philip Sparke during the course of some composition lessons with him. Perhaps this is a good point at which to say on behalf of myself and many others - ‘Thanks for all that red pen Philip’!

Published by Studio Music Company

Bells Across the Atlantic

Recorded on Bells Across the Atlantic, Great British Music for Wind Band Vol. 19
Polyphonic QPRM 160D.


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