The Sword and the Crown

Programme Note

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.

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Work Details

  • Date of Composition: 1991
  • Revised: 1992
  • Publisher: Studio Music
  • Genre:
  • Duration: 15'
  • Instrumentation: orchestra and wind band
  • Commission Information:
    BBC Radio 2

First Performance

  • Date: 31 March 1992
  • Venue: Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
  • Performers:
    BBC Concert Orchestra Central Band of the Royal Air Force Wing Commander Barrie Hingley (conductor)