The inspiration for this four part work came from past masters.
The first movement is inspired by the music of John Adams. It is light footed with playful elements alternated by spirited rhythmic passages.
Bela Bartok was the source of inspiration for the second movement. A melody in folk style is supported by a rhythmic ostinato.
In the third movement I was inspired by Shostakovitch. A quiet and lullaby like motif develops from a simple rhythmic accompaniment of notes which are close together.
The final movement is effervescent and has Iberian influences as in the works of Darius Milhaud. It is virtuoso and rousing.
Whilst not wishing to imitate the above mentioned composers I have tried to compose a solo work for Wind Band, in which each section is fully exploited.
Recording: by Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale, Luxembourg (L) – conducted by Major Andre Reichling.
Full Recording: CD ➞ “Respighiana”.
Demo Score: ➞ Concerto for Band
Publisher: → Bronsheim Music