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 Buy:  Resilience

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Buy: Tornado

Buy: LMR600 Gordon

Resilience, A march presented in two forms. Concert - with a dramatic slowing towards the end followed by a build in tempo that an audience could clap to. Standard - For everyday performance on bandstands etc.

A descriptive and relaxed composition. Ideal before a church service or to slow the pace in a full concert. Unashamedly Baroque influenced.

Another for the train buffs!

LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado is a 4-6-2 steam locomotive built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.

 

Completed in 2008 at the cost of around £3 million, it is the first newly built main line steam locomotive in the UK since Evening Star in 1960.

 

It is the only example of an LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive in existence, the entirety of the original production batch having been scrapped. 60163 is named after the Panavia Tornado, a combat aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force.

 

In 2017, Tornado became the first steam locomotive to officially reach 100 mph on British tracks for over 50 years.

 

A descriptive piece for brass bands of all levels

One for the train buffs! LMR 600 Gordon, an engine form the Longmoor Military Railway now preserved on the  Severn Valley Railway. An enormous engine it has a 2-10-0 design and was built in Glasgow in 1943. Gordon served on the Longmore Military Railway which terminated in the Hampshire village of Liss, the village where I grew up. I later moved to Kidderminster and discovered that Gordon was now on the preserved railway which starts in the town; The Severn Valley Railway. No longer in service, Gordon is on display in the engine house at Highley. This piece portrays Gordon in all his glory thundering along the tracks and with the time signature changes, crossing over points

  Buy:  The Lady Armaghdale

The Lady Armaghdale is a small 0-6-0 engine that started life by helping build the Manchester ship canal. It's now in the museum at Highley, on the Severn Valley Railway.

Sections:

1: Manchester ship canal  - An image of hard work and unfavourable conditions.

2: Released onto the SVR - I imagined this would be similar to a workhorse being retired into green pastures.

3: Jazzer (the nickname given to these locos)  - The nickname arose as the small locos bounced around on the track when hauling heavy loads.

4: End of the steam era  - a homage/requiem to the many dismantled locos.

5: Celebration of Preservation