Though written back in 2001 Nigel’s Clarinet Concerto `Battles & Chants’ will receive it’s Dutch premiere by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble Harmonie St. Cecilia in Bladel under the direction of Jos Simons. The soloist will be Stefan Bocken.

“Battles and Chants” is in three movements – The clarinet can be heard in the role of the tribal leader Cassivellaunus defending his territory against the Romans (the wind and brass instruments), and on occasions the clarinet wins the upper hand!!!