A Distant Mirror

Commissioned by the Royal Northern College of Music
Brass Band
15 mins. (pub. Studio)

First Performance: Cheltenham International Festival
RNCM Brass Band cond. James Gourlay
3rd July 2000

“…a highly effective piece…
Gorb recreates the time through the use of plainsong as a starting point, the chant being imaginatively transformed during the course of three colourful, often brilliantly rhythmic and dynamic movements…
Gorb is known principally for his works for wind band but ‘A Distant Mirror’ is an impressive addition to the repertoire and it is to be hoped that the composer can be persuaded to write for brass band again soon.” Chris Thomas, January 2010

Epitaph for PJ

2 Hns. 4 Tpts. 2 Tbns. 2 Tbas
6 mins. (pub. Bim)

First Performance: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
RNCM Brass Ensemble cond. James Gourlay
1st November 2000

Omaggio a Giovanni

6 Trumpets in B flat or C, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, 2 Tubas, Timpani, 2 Percussion

5 mins 30 secs (Pub. Composers Edition)

First Performance: Royal Northern College of Music
RNCM Brass Ensemble
27th January 2013