Programme Note

This short tribute to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band was written as a result of a request from the conductor and composer Elgar Howarth.  It was first performed at a concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, to raise awareness and support for the Band after the closure of many of the Yorkshire coalfields, including that at Grimethorpe, as a result of the Thatcher Government’s policies.  The work is reflective and rhetorical in mood.

Written: 1993

Brass band

Genre: Brass Band

Publisher: Unpublished

Duration: 1'

First Performance: 1993
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth (conductor)