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10 Sketches after Lowryfor Wind Ensemble

Vowles, Paul

1  Going to Work
2  Piccadilly Gardens
3  Man Lying on a Wall
4  House on the Moor
5  Market Scene, Northern Town
6  Portrait of Ann
7  The Estuary
8  Blitzed Site
9  The Funeral Party
10 Britain at Play


Composer’s note

Having spent much of my formative musical life in Manchester in the North of England, I wanted to reflect something that was quintessentially that part of the country I loved! The paintings of L.S.Lowry reflect just how I feel about Manchester; full of unexpected detail, colour and essentially, life. Incidentally this is how I feel about the Wind Orchestra. In my mind Lowry's depiction of the mid-20th century North of England and the endless tonal possibilities of the wind orchestra are the perfect pairing.

Paul Vowles


Duration c:17.00


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10 Sketches after Lowry

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