"With His First Breath is the haunting slow melody taken from the middle movement of my larger work Breath of Souls. I composed it for the amazing international baritone soloist Katrina Marzella. I have always been a big fan of Katrina’s playing and this slow melody is played beautifully by her. With His First Breath is dedicated to my son, Luca." Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Meditation** is the central theme from The Triumph of Time, a work commissioned for The Black Dyke Band by Music Director Nicholas Childs.
The original brief was for a piece which would showcase the talents of the band's many fine soloists, among them Zoe Hancock on Flugel horn and Baritone soloist Katrina Marzella.
This extract brings both instruments together in an extended stand-alone arrangement.
** Although scored for Flugel and Baritone, a number of options can be explored at the discretion of the conductor (eg. Flugel/Cornet and Euphonium/Trombone; two Bb Cornets etc. in which case cued lines in the Solo Horn and Soprano cornet parts may be played).