Scene from the Silver Plate

Two Trombones and Piano

Scene From the Silver Plate takes it’s title from the Rio de la Plata, the literal translation being Silver River, although it is more commonly known in English speaking countries as River Plate. The river takes its name not as a reference to colour, but from Sierra del Plata – a legendry, although fictional, treasure trove mountain range, made from silver.

This piece, using some of the traditional music from the region (Variants on the tango etc.), is quasi-incidental music from a fictional film, involving some kind of chase from the silver mountains to the estuary. Our fictional hero also has a romantic interest – will he make it away with his silver, and his lady?