The Rites Observed

for solo horn

Martin Bussey

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Composer Martin Bussey
Year of Composition 2021
Duration ca.7'
Instrumentation Horn
Student Difficulty adv
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-mb2tro1

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The Rites observed is a metamorphosis of themes from A Brother Abroad, a work for Baritone and three instruments, commissioned from Martin by Pinner Music Festival and first performed in June in 2021. This score is also available from CE. The metamorphosis explores themes from the longer work which is focused on the life of the 14th century Bishop Peter of Corbavia. It centres on themes associated with the solemnity of Peter’s consecration of Pinner Parish Church in 1321, his intense spirituality, and also his colourful life as a representative of King and Church, including a lively escape from brigands…

This solo work highlights many aspects of horn technique and presents diverse challenges. The dedicatee George Strivens can be heard surmounting these here: