TRISTAN'S MARCH: A VILLAGE JUBILEE
A lively, traditional march for a brass band
- Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
- for Nicholas Garman and the Ratby Mid Cooperative Band’
In 1977 the composer collaborated with Captain Rodney Parker, then bandmaster of the Queen’s Division, on musical events in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The (military) band was stationed at the barracks in Bassingbourn, then also the composer’s home village, where it was first performed. The march is composed with a traditional rondo march structure: a short introduction; a 16-bar main theme in E flat major (A); a 32-bar bass theme (B); a return of the main theme, this time with a euphonium counter-melody (A1); a Trio (C) with 32 bars in A flat major, also with a euphonium counter-melody; a final statement of the A1 theme (16 bars).
In 2023 the March was transcribed for Brass Band and first performed that year by the Raby Mid Cooperative Band, conductor Nicholas Garman, in Melton Mowbray UK.
- 24 September Hinkley, Leicestershire. First performance given by the Ratby Mid Cooperative Band, directed by Nicholas Garman.