Composition - Flying the Flag

Flying the Flag was commissioned by Brass Band Erschwil to celebrate the 10th anniversary with their conductor Martin Altenbach. The piece was presented to Martin at their celebration concert in Switzerland on October 2015.       Section: 4+

Flying the Flag is a typical lively up-tempo concert march that encapsulates all the traditional styles that are synonymous with this style of march. With a lively opening, the first theme is performed by the cornets with a countermelody on the trombones. A lively lower brass solo follows joined with a countermelody from the euphoniums and cornets.

Then at figure B with a change of key comes the trio section, performed as a solo by the principal cornet. With a brief bridging section from the lower brass the trio is then repeated this time at pianissimo to show off the bands quiet tutti playing. The robust bridging section appears one final time, this time to lead the piece to its finale. With a reprise of the main melody from the trio section by the cornets and euphoniums the counter melody is delivered by the trombones to bring the march to a lively and energetic close.

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