Hail the Dragon! by : Philip Sparke
Hail the Dragon! was commissioned by the Cory Band of South Wales to celebrate their 125th anniversary. A spectacular concert opener; it begins with a vivacious and energetic fanfare; which leads to a dance-like figure played first by the woodwinds and then the brass. The mood subsides and a solo trumpet introduces an expressive central section; which builds to an emotive climax. This hails a return to the opening music; which now acts as a descant to a short musical quotation from the last movement of The Year of the Dragon (also written by Sparke for the group's centenary in 1984) before crashing to a close.
|Publisher||Anglo Music Press|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.1 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.25 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL44011083|
|Band Grade Description||5|
| 1st Publication Date||02/2012|