I have the exciting but terrifying opportunity to have a piece performed by a professional concert band in late February. It is to mark the 50th Anniversary of Concorde.
I am not a particularly experienced composer, so this has been quite an undertaking! It came about after I volunteered to write a four-minute piece for a parade band, but in the end he asked for 5-6 minutes for full concert band. Obviously, I couldn't say no, but I didn't realise the size of the task at the time!
At the moment, it is pretty much where I want it to be in terms of structure, but I need to dig into the weeds in the score, in terms of phrase lengths, dynamics, harmony and the voicing of some chords.
The venue has a very large screen, so it is going to be performed alongside footage/pictures and general information about Concorde, hence the cinematic approach I've gone for.
I'd be very grateful for some feedback!