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Flourish for the Tuba

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (01/29/13)
Composer: Smith, Peter Melville
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
I'm dedicating this one to Trent, swiberg, and buluca, who "called for" another "trumpet tune"... ;-)

This one, unlike the one by Andrew Carter really DOES use the ole' tuber...

Normally, I can tell you all sorts of stuff about the composer, but this time, I can't... :-(

I know that he was born in 1943, and that this piece, which was published by Banks Music ("Two Flourished fir Organ") , in 1978.
The other is "Heraldic Flourish" by Francis Jackson.

This piece, which was composed in October of 1969, sort of grows on you in a "quirky" sort of way, and sounds like a little bit of Leighton, Mathias, and maybe even a little Howells (at the end!) all rolled into one.

He asks for a "dimuendo" in the central section with the accompaniment being played on the Swell, but the Salisbury Tuba is not under expression, so, I did the "Swell part" on a reduced Great with the Full Swell (shut) coupled too it.

I thought that Peter Melville Smith was an Assistant at Leeds Parish Church, but I can't confirm that. I do think that he is a Yorkshire man, and this is sustained by the fact that Banks publications is in York, and just down the street from the Minster.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

On a downer, I've had a BAD hearing spell, which SEEMS to be improving significantly. It's been almost "normal" for about 2 months, but the 2 weeks has been bad news. When it's like this, nothing can help, and the hearing aid makes it worse.

It's not "hearing" that's the problem - it's quality...

Anyway, I think it's getting a lot better... ;-)

Any info on Peter Melville Smith would be greatly appreciated!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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