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The Cumnock Tryst 2017 – On Stage with Dalmellington Band
30 September: 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm| £10 - £15
On Stage with Dalmellington Band
We are delighted to be joining Dalmellington Band on stage as part of a special concert taking place in Cumnock Old Church which welcomes Martyn Brabbins as guest conductor for the event. His programme combines some favourite British band standards together with the world premiere of a brand new piece by New Cumnockian Jay Capperauld.
World Premiere – As Above, So Below
This concert also marks the world premiere of a new work from New Cumnockian Jay Capperauld – As Above, So Below, which combines brass band with a concertante role for brass quintet. We are particularly excited to have commissioned the work by Jay and are looking forward to presenting it to the world for the first time through the discerning audiences of this festival.
John Wallace commented: ” We selected Jay Capperauld as we feel he understands brasswind instrumentalists and how they can communicate most compellingly with their audiences. His works are topical and direct, and we wanted to choose someone with relevance to the concerns of the young in the present tense.”
We are extremely grateful for the assistance we have received in bringing this compositional project to fruition. Through this commission, The Wallace Collection is supported by PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders, (a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon).
Brass music has been a feature of cultural life in Ayrshire for generations, just as it has been in many industrial areas of the UK. Some of the country’s greatest musicians were brass band players before pursuing major careers as soloists, conductors and composers.
Martyn Brabbins – Guest Conductor
The event’s conductor was a band trombonist before his life as a major conductor, taking him all over the world. Known to Scottish audiences through his fruitful relationship with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins is now artistic director of English National Opera.
Jay Capperauld – Composer of As Above, So Below
Jay Capperauld (born 1989) graduated Masters in Composition with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. He has written for various artists & ensembles including;
BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RSNO Alchemy Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, Red Note Ensemble, Workers Union Ensemble, Tritium Trio, Berkeley Ensemble, Pure Brass, Alison Teale of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, Laura van der Heijden; and has had his works conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, Ilan Volkov, Sir James MacMillan, Peter Wiegold, Garry Walker and Pierre-André
Valade. Jay won the Craig Armstrong Prize 2014 and recently took part in the inaugural Composers’ Hub scheme 2015/2016 as composer with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Dalmellington Band | The Wallace Collection | Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Martyn Brabbins Prelude
Eric Ball Resurgam
Herbert Howells Suite from Pageantry
Jay Capperauld As Above, So Below world premiere
Martyn Brabbins Miniature No 1
Mendelssohn Overture from Fingal’s Cave
Holst March from A Moorside Suite
- The Cumnock Tryst
- Cumnock Old Church
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