The composer writes: 'During the early days of the pandemic and in isolation and idea came for a set of variations. I had never considered writing a piece like this but Pageant emerged from the gloom. The second variation took the form of a ballad which featured the cornet and flugelhorn. I have extracted this movement as a cornet solo with one or two changes. It requires a lyrical approach with good breath control. My thanks to Richard Marshall (Black Dyke Band) for making the beautiful recording.'
To view a video of Richard Marshall performing the solo please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYMhZ6RTnrQ
Download includes PDF solo part in Bb and C with piano accompaniment, plus piano backing track.
Sheet music available from:
UK - www.brassband.co.uk
USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com