Concert Band Wind Band
Composed by Nigel Hess (1953-). Masterworks; Part(s); Score; Wind Band. Faber Edition: Faber Wind Band Series. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571559077).
Item Number: AP.12-0571559077
ISBN 0571559077. 20th Century; Masterwork.
This seven-minute concert overture recalls the early days of the railways, and one of the most famous engines of all time, The Rocket. It was commissioned by the Director of the North Hertfordshire Wind Band, Phillip Ellis, who is the great-great-great-grandson of Stephenson, and depicts the Victorian carnival atmosphere on the day of the engine's inauguration. An ideal work for a good school or youth level band.