Triptych (on a theme by Handel)

Tenor Horn and Piano

Triptych (on a Theme by Handel) was commissioned by horn soloist Lesley Howie for a premiere performance at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. In three broad sections, the work is a modern take on the traditional ‘theme and variations’ concept, used in many brass band solos.

The three sections of the piece are:

fanfare and theme – a fanfare sounded by the soloist at the opening is taken on by the band, leading to a setting of Handel’s Sarabande (from his 6th Suite for keyboard) and a recapitulation of the fanfare
slow song – a simple melody, becoming more elaborate throughout the section
finale – a quasi-tango featuring some fiendish technique from the soloist

Triptych (on a Theme by Handel) is dedicated to Lesley Howie.


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Product Information

PMM059 - Triptych (on a theme by Handel)
Year composed: 2010
Difficulty: Moderatly Difficult
Duration: 7
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Program Note

Triptych (on a Theme by Handel) was commissioned by horn soloist Lesley Howie for a premiere performance at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. In three broad sections, the work is a modern take on the traditional ‘theme and variations’ concept, used in many brass band solos.

The three sections of the piece are:

fanfare and theme – a fanfare sounded by the soloist at the opening is taken on by the band, leading to a setting of Handel’s Sarabande (from his 6th Suite for keyboard) and a recapitulation of the fanfare
slow song – a simple melody, becoming more elaborate throughout the section
finale – a quasi-tango featuring some fiendish technique from the soloist

Triptych (on a Theme by Handel) is dedicated to Lesley Howie.

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