Egglescliffe School Brass Band

Egglescliffe School is a comprehensive school in the North East of England, with a music department that has a long and proud history.

This year marked the schools’ fiftieth anniversary and a sell out concert at the iconic Sage Gateshead in July was the centrepiece of the celebrations. Ex-pupils from as far back as the 1970s rejoined the band for this special performance.

Goff Richards wrote some outstanding pieces and arrangements for brass band. This arrangement of three well known American folk tunes was made famous by Elvis Presley, who in the 1970s used the piece as a finale to his shows. Two of the three tunes are very closely associated with the American Civil War, the third is an African American spiritual.

Conductor: Matthew Haworth

Age range of performers: 11-18

American Trilogy - Trad, arr Goff Richards

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