|Sir Malcolm Arnold|
Malcolm Arnold moved to Ireland in 1972, where he reveled in the lush scenery and lively Celtic music. Here, however, his behavior became increasingly erratic and, in 1977, his second marriage collapsed and he returned to England, exhausted and unable to work for several years. Significant works eventually emerged during this unhappy period, such as the Trumpet Concerto, Symphony for Brass and the Eighth Symphony.
Oral history of Glyndebourne opera
Oral history of Glyndebourne operaFor more information about the PJBE, here is a link to the book The Odyssey of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble by Donna McDonald available at Editions BIM.
This work was originally called "Fanfares Concertantes" and was part of his opera Don Juan de Mañera.
- I. Annonciation (Annunciation is the term describing the moment when the angel Gabriel declared Mary to be the mother of God)
- II. Evangile (Gospel, or the word of God)
- III. Apocalypse (Apocolypse, or revelation?) Four Horsemen who are listed as Pestilence (disease epidemic), War, Famine, Death
- IV. Procession du Vendredi-Saint (Good Friday Procession, a Christian celebration commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus)