Liz Lane’s Silver Rose for brass band and narrator, commissioned to commemorate 100 years of the beginning of World War 1 by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership in 2014, and using the poems of Isaac Rosenberg is being very well received by bands and audiences across the UK.
The first performance was at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery by Lydbrook Band conducted by Ian Holmes, with Robert Hardy CBE narrating (2014), the second at the High Tide Festival, Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh with Henry Goodman narrating (2015). The third performance included the South West Open Youth Orchestra (OpenUp Music) at Bristol Cathedral (2016), the UK’s first and only disabled-led regional orchestra; this was their first ever concert – the concert went on to be featured on BBC The One Show and the orchestra to win the 2017 RPS Music Award for Learning and Participation. There have been several other performances, including a new version with soprano voice.
Forthcoming performances will be by the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band, conductor David Thornton, at the RNCM (18 October) and Regents Hall London (19 October) respectively. The other performance is in new version for narrator and baritone horn, and will take place in Scotland on 12 October.
There will also be a performance on Armistice weekend at Trinity College Cambridge with Lydbrook Band and Ian Holmes, this time with a descendent of the poet Isaac Rosenberg narrating, who was killed in the trenches.Liz Lane Profile & Works