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Paul Lewis
JUBILATE for brass ensemble and timpani
Goodmusic GM208

Catalogue Number: GM208

ISMN: 9790222305229

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Jubilate for brass & timpani image
Instrumentation: Horn in F, 4 Trumpets in Bb, 4 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani.
Jubilate was commissioned in 2016 by the Restoration Committee of St. Nicolas Church Parochial Church Council, Pevensey, to commemorate the 800th anniversary restoration of the church.

Being a mediaevalist, obsessed since childhood with ancient buildings, I find the restoration of any historic building - if done properly - a source of excitement and joy, hence the jubilant nature of this piece. The music, largely modal after the fanfare-like introduction, has deliberately archaic overtones and may at times suggest the presence of mounted knights, due to the close proximity of Pevensey Castle, which was besieged twice during the church's lifetime and which saw the imprisonment in the 15th century of the future King James I of Scotland and of Joan of Navarre by her stepson Henry V. A quiet, contemplative passage transforms the principal motif to suggest the chanting of plainsong echoing through the centuries. Paul Lewis

The first performance was given by the dedicatees, Harvey's Brass, in St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey, on April 21st, 2018.
A full score and set of parts is included.
Duration 8 minutes

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