CAUTION - Listening to this performance is going to make you SMILE!!! :-) Yes it will!!! ;-)
Herbert Chappell (b. 1934) has been since he was a choirboy at Bristol Cathedral, and among his compositions are a number of works for young musicians. He has written a large number of scores for films and television and, as a leading producer and director, has created many successful classical music programs.
I've been working getting the very-involved registration for a Harold Darke piece that I hope to finish today or tomorrow. So, I decided I'd "take a break" and "do another tuber piece..."
This one looked like it would be a great tuber piece! After all, it says to play it "Allegro trionfale", and the last chord says "as loud as possible," so, it's got to be great...
Except, as I almost immediately discovered, it's NOT a tuber piece! :-0 Oh, I tried to make it one, but it's just not...
However, this is a really cool little "trifle" - actually a BIG trifle, and I don't think that I've ever gotten better sounds out of the Salisbury Willis! It's got something for everyone - from fanfares, to ostinatos, to a 2nd theme that sounds (just for a moment) like the love theme from an Indiana Jones movie, and, believe it or not, I found "new and creative" ways to use our friend - THE TUBER! Yes, I did! Although this time, he's mostly in the tenor register, and often burps along in some fast moving passages! I figured that pointyflute would be sad if the tuber didn't toot, so, I tooted him!
Seriously, this is not serious "art", but it's WONDERFUL music, and, on a day that has seen many splendid performances uploaded, I'm pleased to add this piece - even if it can't rank with the grandeur of what has already been posted!
This piece is also part of the "Pageant for Pipes" collection, published by Kevin Mayhew in 1996.
So, are you smiling yet?!?