Written for and 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.