Written for & Commissioned by Eminence Brass Quartet.
Eminence was commissioned by Eminence Brass for inclusion in their 2011 programme at the Durham International Brass Festival. The work is in ternary form: opening with a fast-paced heraldic fanfare and theme, which is followed in contrast by a slow and solemn paced habanera. A reprise of the opening theme, firstly in minor form and then in its original major setting, brings this jaunty concert item to a brisk conclusion. Eminence aims to combine technical brilliance with the melodic quality of both the instrument and performer. It is featured on the Eminence Brass CD release: Jewels.