Variation XVI, fanfare for brass quintet

Perhaps Britten’s greatest opera, The Turn of the Screw contains fifteen interludes that are variations on a single theme. This fanfare is both a sixteenth variation upon that theme and my homage to a composer whose life and works have long been a crucial influence on me.

Commissioned for the Arcomis International Brass Event, held in Cardiff in 2013.


2t tp, hn, tb, tu


c. 1′