Rare treat with brass and organ

By Anne-Marie McDonald

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Brass Wanganui and Friends of the Christ Church Organ are teaming up for a joint fundraising concert.

Trumpets and Pipes Shall Sound, featuring Brass Wanganui and Auckland-based organist Michael Bell, will play a one-off concert at Christ Church on May 14.

Brass Wanganui director Bruce Jellyman said some of the pieces will be organ-only music, some will be the band by itself, and some will be the organ and band combined.

He said music written specifically for brass band and organ was very rare, and some of the music has had to be re-arranged.

"You're talking about two very large musical vehicles here."

The programme highlights include Crown Imperial, an orchestral march composed by William Walton for the coronation of King George VI in 1937; Highland Cathedral, composed by German musicians Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb in 1982; and The Lost Chord composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1877.

Mr Jellyman said the band last played in Christ Church about a year ago, and had found it a good venue for performance.

"It's a lovely room to play in, but it's also a lovely room to listen in, and you don't always get that."

- May 14, 3pm, at Christ Church, Wicksteed St: Trumpets and Pipes Shall Sound, music by Brass Wanganui and Michael Bell on organ. Tickets available from Christ Church or at the door.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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