Flowerdale (Piccolo Trumpet Solo)

The seven-movement suite for brass band Hymn of the Highlands was commissioned by David King and the Yorkshire Building Society Band for first performance at the 2002 European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Brussels.

David King’s imaginative programming had already led to the writing of three such ‘concept’ pieces for brass band – Cry of the Celts, Voice of the Vikings and Windows of the World. The idea was to produce an extended and themed piece, which can act as a half concert to feature a band’s soloists. One of the solo movements is Flowerdale, written for arguably the greatest soprano cornet player of all time, the legendary Peter Roberts.

This solo is also available with piano accompaniment, edition no. AMP 285.