Regent Brass @ Regent Hall
29 November 2019 - 29 November 2019  1.00
Regent Hall (Salvation Army) 275 Oxford Street London W1C 2DJ
Regent Brass @ Regent Hall (Salvation Army)

Bruce Broughton Harlequin
Berlioz Roman Carnival
Peter Yarde Martin Fabulous Gecko (tuba soloist Adrian Parker)
Paul Patterson Count Down
Gavin Higgins Freaks (trombone soloist Brett Baker)

A fabulous programme of music by some of the finest contemporary writers for brass, sitting alongside one of the great arrangements for brass band, Frank Wright’s treatment of Roman Carnival by Hector Berlioz. Gavin Higgins’ superb work Freaks! concludes the concert in style.

Freaks! was written for Lisa Sarasini in 2006 and first performed by her with Zone One Brass at the Royal College of Music, London.

This tuneful and flamboyant showpiece was inspired by the Tod Browning film of the same name. The 1932 black and white cult classic was banned for many years due to its controversial morality issues and lead characters real life side show freaks . It is one of the most bizarre things to have ever come out of Hollywood.

Gavin Higgins' virtuoso trombone solo is programmatic in style, full of humour with a sinister undercurrent, and is broken into seven short scenes:

Roll up... See the Freaks
The Amazing Cleopatra Queen of the Air
Gooble Gobble one of us The Wedding Party
The Fall of Cleopatra
The Freaks Take Revenge
Cleopatra The Duck Lady
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