Global Variations composed by Nigel Hess (1953-). Concert Band. For Wind Band. Masterworks; Part(s); Score; Wind Band. Faber Edition: Faber Wind Band Series. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-057155797X).
ISBN 057155797X. 20th Century; Masterwork.
Around the world in just over eight minutes!
Although commissioned for a Youth Band, no concessions are made here for lack of technical ability, particularly in the percussion department. The chimes of Big Ben herald the start of a whistle-stop global journey, calling in turn at France, Spain, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, India, China, Australia, South America, and the USA, with a final detour through Ireland and Scotland before hearing Big Ben once more as we arrive home!