Brett Baker at Hawth Brass Festival

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Brett Baker is looking forward to his first solo recital of 2008 to close this season's Hawth Brass Festival in Crawley on 16 March 2008 at 3.00pm. He will play pieces from his most recent CD The World of the Trombone, produced by Polyphonic Reproductions in 2007, as well as pieces from his previous release with piano in 2004 called Meditation. He will appear with Fenella Haworth-Smith who accompanied Brett on both solo recordings.

This is the first time I have played as a soloist at the festival as opposed to playing at the festival with Black Dyke Band and I am pleased to be able to feature pieces from my new CD.

Brett will feature several new compositions at the festival including Rob Wiffin's Shout, composed especially for Brett???s most recent CD, Andy Duncan's A Witches Spell, an accompanied solo, Martin Ellerby???s Chaconne, and Ballade and Spanish Dance, composed by Bruce Fraser. More established compositions from the trombone repertoire will include Cavatine by Saint Sa?ns, Elegie by Sergei Rachmaninov and the first movement from Launy Gr??ndahl's Concerto. Lighter pieces in the program include Don Lusher's Suite for Trombone, Arthur Pryor's Annie Laurie and Rimmer's The Hailstorm.

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