AS BRONZE (2018)

For Brass Quintet

Approx. Duration: 3’

Suitable for grade 6+

First performed by members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Company as part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration Festival on November 9th 2018, Birkenhead, to celebrate the centenary of the First World War.

‘As Bronze’ (2018) is a simple, slow and reflective work for brass quintet inspired by the poem ‘As Bronze May Be Much Beautified’ by World War I poet, Wilfred Owen. The poem, which was incomplete upon the poet’s death, uses imagery to describe how materials such as bronze and pearl can be made more beautiful for having experienced hardship.’ ©G.E.M.2018