The piece is written in a classical three movement concerto form. I knew the soloist I was writing for very well, and could make the solopart based on his strengths as a cornet player.
A show-off for the soloist. No traditional entrance, thou. The soloist just start to play, joining the fanfare-like dotted motives
The soliste stands alone in a cold atmosphere. The movement is called "melody" but no real melody is heard. It is more like something that could have been a melody.
A varied movement, like beeing improvised, and new ideas occur all the way. The final part that is based on modern rhythms, and end the piece in a "scherzoso"-way.
The concerto was commissioned by Manger Musikklag in 1993 for their former principal Rune Gundersen.
The edition for Brass Band are recorded by Roger Webster with CWS (Glasgow) Band and by Russel Gray with Stavanger Brass Band.
- Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen -
TORSTEIN AAGAARD-NILSEN (1964)
Aagaard-Nilsen is educated from the University of Bergen and Bergen
Music Conservatory. He established himself in the Bergen area by the
end of the 1980´s as a composer, arranger and conductor.
His list of works includes many compositions and arrangements for both
brass- and wind band.
For more information: www.torsteinaagaardnilsen.no
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Norwegian music, Original music|
|Instrumentation||Concert band with soloist - vocal or instrumental soloist|
|Series||Noteservice Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen Edition|