Congratulations to composer Liz Lane, one of the artists commissioned for the Bristol 2014 Arts Projects, on the successful premiere of her work for brass band Silver Rose, which was performed at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Remembrance Sunday by Lydbrook Band conducted by Ian Holmes. The work features poems by Bristol-born Isaac Rosenberg, which were read by actor Robert Hardy. The title refers both to the final poem, 'Song', which incorporates the words 'silver rose', and to the 1914 Star medal, awarded to soldiers who served under fire between 5 August and 22 November 1914, and were entitled to wear a small silver rose on their medal ribbon when not wearing the medal itself.
Trumpet Tune and Air - Purcell [1959-1695] arr. Frank Wright
In Perfect Peace - Kenneth Downie [b.1946]
Rusalka's Song to the Moon - Dvorak [1841-1904] arr. Gordon Langford
III March from Moorside Suite - Holst [1874-1934]
Cornet Carillon - Ronald Binge [1910-1979]
Nimrod - Elgar [1857-1934] arr. Denis Wright
Introduction to Silver Rose by Phil Gibby, Area Director, Arts Council England
Act of Remembrance: Last Post, one minute silence, congregational hymn 'O God Our Help in Ages Past'
Silver Rose [world premiere] - Liz Lane [b.1964] - narrated by Robert Hardy CBE
III Prière à Notre-Dame and IV Toccata from Suite Gothique Op. 25 - Léon Boëllmann [1962-1897] arr. Eric Ball
Read audience responses to the concert HERE. Liz and Ian talked about the commission during First World War Day: The Bristol 2014 Arts Projects on 15 November.