Serenade from Hassan
Category: Brass Band
Duration: 2' 30"
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It was his music to James Elroy Flecker's play "Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How he Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand" that finally brought Delius some recognition (and money). To call his work incidental is to belittle it, as it is intrinsic to any production of the drama and was written years in advance of the first staging in London in 1923. In praising the composer, the Times critic complained that in some places the action detracted from the music!
The audio doesn't sound much like a real band but it's a reminder of the tune, and the lush harmonies.
Includes parts for F horns and bass clef parts for all the lower brass.
Also available for ten-piece.