Road to Run was composed for the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain 2014 and takes its influence from the great American Jazz Fusion style that was prominent in the 1970's and 80's made famous by bands such as 'Weather Report', 'Return to Forever' and 'Headhunters'.
Commissioned by Margaret Milligan for Ian, her husband who is the musical director of Callendar Brass, based in Callendar near Stirling in Scotland. With Celtic drums and the use of the Scottish traditional song ‘An Eriskay Love Lilt’ the piece works very well as a lively concert/2nd half opener or even as a piece to liven up the middle of a concert programme.
Xylophone Solo with Brass Band
Mozart is one of Paul Lovatt-Cooper's favourite composers and his Rondo Alla Turk has been a popular concert piece for many performers the world over. This is an arrangement for solo xylophone that shows off the technical dexterity of both the piece and the instrument.