‘Tide and Time’ for brass band was commissioned in 2017 by Foden’s Band and premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band Festival in January 2018 by Foden’s Band, conducted by Michael Fowles. Further performances have taken place by the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, conductor Bramwell Tovey, at Cheltenham Town Hall and Wells Cathedral in April 2018. The work is inspired and influenced by a five generation family timeline of professional and amateur artists, and in particular their work associated with water - sea, canal and river. The three continuous movements and a coda respectively represent the artistic work of my Great-Grandfather, Grandfather, parents and mother’s cousin, my cousins and their children. The ebb and flow of motto themes introduced early on become interlinked, entwined, developed and revisited throughout. Through the initial premiere of this work by one of the top brass bands in the world and the subsequent performances by some of the UK’s top young players, this has been a chance to add a substantial work to the brass band repertoire, which challenges players and is accessible to an audience that can sometimes be rather unforgiving in the acceptance of new music. This has resulted in European opportunities for work and research in this area, including the invitation to represent the UK at the first Fanfare Repertoire Festival at Ede, the Netherlands in December 2018 to give a talk on collaborative brass band works; a commission to write a major work for fanfare band (a combination of wind band and brass band) for premiere in the Netherlands, December 2019; the invitation to adjudicate at the Lithuanian Brass Band Championships; and to give composition workshops in Poland, where there is a burgeoning brass band scene.