1070023_10151826492112214_190990986_nA big congratulations to conductor/composer Dwayne Bloomfield and Ascot Park Hotel Band for their masterful and atmospheric performance of my `Earthrise’ at the 2013 New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in New Plymouth. This was a¬†performance of shear energy, contrasted with sensitive beauty!! Well done to all the band’s soloists. Heading the team of adjudicators was the internationally renown composer Stephen Bulla. I had the privileged to listen to the band in rehearsal during the week on Skype and to the live streaming early this morning.

Nigel Clarke with  composer Stephen Bulla

Nigel Clarke with composer Stephen Bulla