Rhian Samuel – Taliesin (brass band)

Rhian Samuel – Taliesin (brass band)

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'Taliesin' for brass band by Rhian Samuel, score and parts set. Originally commissioned by Tŷ Cerdd for the National Youth Brass Band of Wales 2016, conducted by Ian Porthouse. c. 9 minutes.


The composer's note:
Charlotte Guest's 1848 translation of the story of Taliesin was published alongside that of the Mabinogion, the mediaeval Welsh stories that in part inspired Tolkien's Hobbit. The account of Taliesin's birth is fantastical, magical and playful; this is the world that I've wished to conjure up in Taliesin, which moves from majestic calls between various brass groups invoking the world of these tales, to a wistful melody, emphasising our distance from them. This happens twice; then a gleeful, hypnotic dance picks up aspects of the melody, seeming to wash such cares away. The call of the solo soprano cornet abruptly returns us to the sad melody itself, but we have little time to contemplate it before the piece concludes merrily.


Soprano Cornet in Eb

Solo Cornet in Bb

Repiano Cornet in Bb

2nd Cornet in Bb

3rd Cornet in Bb

Flugelhorn in Bb

Solo Tenor Horn in Eb

1st Tenor Horn in Eb

2nd Tenor Horn in Eb

1st Baritone Horn in Bb

2nd Baritone Horn in Bb

1st Trombone in Bb

2nd Trombone in Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium in Bb

Bass in Eb

Bass in Bb

Percussion (3 players): Timpani, Xylophone, Marimba


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