Programme Note

Prelude for an Occasion was one of my first works for brass band and was written in 1968 for the Black Dyke Mills Band for a recording on the Decca label. Since then it has become a popular concert opener.

After a short fanfare introduction it moves into a quasi-march with a somewhat rhythmic and dissonant middle section before returning to a triumphant restatement of the opening fanfare.


Written: 1968

brass band

Genre: Brass Band

Publisher: R Smith & Company

Duration: 4'

First Performance: 1968
Decca Recording Studios, London, UK
Black Dyke Mills Band, Geoffrey Brand (conductor)