Hannaford Brass Music

Anniversary Overture – J. Scott Irvine



ANNIVERSARY OVERTURE was composed in 1994, and premiered by the Hannaford Street Silver Band under guest conductor Howard Cable at the Algoma Fall Festival in October of that year, and subsequently, the Band recorded the work under Howard Cable for its CD entitled Northern Delights in 1996. This piece contains a quote that is often asked about: approximately a minute and a half into the piece, the tuba section plays a snippet from Up on the Rooftop, a secular Christmas song dating back to the mid 1800s. This lighthearted reference was meant as one of a few inside jokes contained within the piece regarding Scott’s tuba performance career in relationship to Howard Cable, whose music he has encountered from the day he began playing.


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Weight .574 kg