The synergy between Salvation Army music and film music

Sharman, P 2015, The synergy between Salvation Army music and film music , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

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This folio of compositions comprises four new works for brass band, composed over the period of the MPhil programme. The four projects are as follows: 1) Quest (13 minutes) - written for The Salvation Army’s Territorial Youth Band. This piece celebrates the journey of a young Christian and was premiered in 2012 and is recorded by the International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (ISB) on their 2013 CD, Quest. 2) Inclusion (10 minutes) - commissioned by the Bolsover District Council for the Bolsover Brass Band Summer School in 2013. The work is based around the theme of cultural inclusion and it was premiered at the Summer School before subsequently being taken up by the ISB and recorded on their 2014 CD Inclusion. 3) My God and King (4 minutes) - based on the hymn tune Luckington, this prelude draws influence from the cinematic musical style associated with composers including John Williams and was commissioned by the Melbourne Staff Band of The Salvation Army for their 2013 recording, My God and King. 4) Everlasting Hope (4 minutes) - written in memory of Bandmaster Graham Lamplough, an early influence on my musical development within The Salvation Army, the piece takes its inspiration from the couplet of the hymn, Great is thy faithfulness; ‘strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow’. Premiered by Birmingham Citadel Band at their 120th Anniversary Concert in October 2013, the work has been recorded by them on their December 2014 CD, Everlasting Hope. This practice-led research has been supervised by Professor Peter Graham and, more recently, by Dr Robin Dewhurst.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Funders: The Salvation Army
Depositing User: P Sharman
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 16:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:20

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