In 1992 I was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force (RAF) to make a new version of this work for orchestra and wind band, specially for the RAF Annual Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London. In this version it was broadcast on BBC Radio 2, but not commercially recorded. The lushness of added strings certainly adds a different dimension to the slow and reflective music in the work.
For a full programme note, please see the original version for Symphonic Wind Band.
This version of the work for orchestra and wind band is available on hire from the publishers, Studio Music.
orchestra and wind band
Publisher: Studio Music
First Performance: 31 March 1992
Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
BBC Concert Orchestra, Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Wing Commander Barrie Hingley (conductor)