Hallé Orchestra's new recording celebrates Manchester's musical heritage

Manchester's musical heritage is to be celebrated in a new piece arranged by Paul Campbell and performed by the Hallé Orchestra.

Manchester wheel

A new piece has been commissioned by the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel to celebrate its 10th anniversary at the city's historic Free Trade Hall. 

The new arrangement draws on the work of artists associated with Manchester since the Free Trade Hall was built in 1856.

Taking in the likes of Weber, Rachmaninov, Oasis and The Smiths, Campbell's score draws on classical traditions as well as the sounds of Manchester’s rock heyday in the 1990s and 2000s. 

Hallé Chief Executive John Summers said: "Paul Campbell has taken inspiration from composers such as Elgar and Rachmaninov as well as modern day Mancunian greats such as Oasis, Elbow and The Smiths, to great effect."

The piece, which you can hear below, will be premiered on 11 September.