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A different kind of urban (2017)
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Lane, L. (2017). A different kind of urban

Like many, I had certain pre-conceptions about Milton Keynes when I first approached writing A different kind of urban; however, I have since had the good fortune to be guided into a deeper understanding of the many strands that make up this remarkab... Read More about A different kind of urban.

Jonny Midnight (Jim Hayes) - Slate, Sea and Sky (Original Dr. L. Lane) (2016)
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Lane, L. (2016). Jonny Midnight (Jim Hayes) - Slate, Sea and Sky (Original Dr. L. Lane)

Slate, Sea and Sky features a musical landscape and journey in three integrated and continuous sections, led by the cornet soloist alongside ensembles broadly representing the title’s elements: ‘slate’ (flugelhorn, tenor horns and trombones); ‘sea’ (... Read More about Jonny Midnight (Jim Hayes) - Slate, Sea and Sky (Original Dr. L. Lane).

Counting Stars (2016)
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Lane, L. (2016). Counting Stars

'Counting Stars' features the lyrical higher register of the trombone, whilst the piano’s wide range and shifting harmonies revolve around the soloist’s melody. The title reflects the evolving nature of the countryside where I live, in which a consta... Read More about Counting Stars.

Innovation 216
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Lane, L. Innovation 216

‘Innovation 216’ for brass band, training bands and choir, was commissioned in 2016 by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership in collaboration with St George’s Bristol ‘Art of Flight’ series. The work was first performed on 27 November 2016 by 270+... Read More about Innovation 216.

Hall of Memory - Liz Lane
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Lane, L. Hall of Memory - Liz Lane

Hall of Memory is written in response to the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium, to those who lost their lives in the Ypres Salient of World War 1, those that knew them, and those who have since visited and have been touched by the bu... Read More about Hall of Memory - Liz Lane.

Antiphonary - Liz Lane
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Lane, L. Antiphonary - Liz Lane

'Antiphonary' is inspired by Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, the oldest building in the country still lived in by the same family who built it over 900 years ago; the title refers to the Berkeley family antiphonary, a large and beautifully illumi... Read More about Antiphonary - Liz Lane.

Bright Lights
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Lane, L. Bright Lights

Bright Lights creates a multi-changing soundscape of trombone textures by use of changing time signatures and recurring refrains. Whilst the fanfare element is always important, the irregular rhythmic nuances create a sparkling effect throughout.

Jaleo
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Lane, L. Jaleo

An original work for string quartet in three movements, premiered at the University Concert Hall, Cardiff on 2nd March 2010 by the internationally renowned Carducci Quartet. Inspired by the sights and sounds of Spain, the first movement, Cante Jon... Read More about Jaleo.

Recitative and Aria
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Lane, L. Recitative and Aria

Recitative and Aria reflects the idiom of operatic arias, evolving through a series of melodic variations on the initial theme. Lyrical string writing and evocative phrases create an impassioned directional force,underpinned by unexpected rhythmic i... Read More about Recitative and Aria.

Linear lines - five interlinked soliloquys based on the chant In Principio Omnes by Hildegard of Bingen
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Lane, L. Linear lines - five interlinked soliloquys based on the chant In Principio Omnes by Hildegard of Bingen

An original work for solo horn, commissioned by the US horn player Marlene Ford for inclusion in a series of lecture-recitals in the USA about women composers. Performances in 2010 as follows: 27/01/10, Portsmouth Music Club, Portsmouth, USA. 2... Read More about Linear lines - five interlinked soliloquys based on the chant In Principio Omnes by Hildegard of Bingen.

The Magi
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Lane, L. The Magi

An original carol commissioned for the UWE Carol Service in Bristol Cathedral by the Octagon Wellbeing Centre and performed by the UWE Chamber Choir, conducted by Nicholas Barlow. Words by Jennifer Henderson. Written especially for the choir and vi... Read More about The Magi.

Antiphonary
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Lane, L. Antiphonary

Commissioned by the Cardiff New Brass Festival and first performed by the Symphonic Brass of the RAF, June 2011, at Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral. Inspired by Berkeley Castle in Gloucester, the work incorporates excerpts from Vivaldi arias found in... Read More about Antiphonary.

Canzon à 8
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Lane, L. Canzon à 8

Canzon à 8 was written for Brett Baker’s ‘1000 Trombones Birthday Bash’ at Bristol Cathedral in July 2013, and broadly based around the concept of similar music of the same name by Gabrieli. The use of two quartets optimising the cathedral space and... Read More about Canzon à 8.

Red sky at night
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Lane, L. Red sky at night

A carol for SATB choir, first performed at the UWE Carol Service, Bristol Cathedral, December 2011. Words by Jennifer Henderson. [3 minutes]

Tide and Time
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Lane, L. Tide and Time

‘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 th... Read More about Tide and Time.

Call
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Lane, L. Call

Call is made up of bugle calls, specifically infantry general calls, from the American Civil War. From the many calls available, these seemed to me some of the most aesthetically interesting in that they were used in day to day life; I envisaged tha... Read More about Call.

Their songs of freedom
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Lane, L., & Rashleigh, A. Their songs of freedom

1. A Torch that burns across the World: Magna Carta (1215) 2. Grace and Myght of Chyvalry: Agincourt (1415) 3. One Young Drummer Boy: Waterloo (1815) 4. Sustain a Hungry Nation: The Women's Institute in WWI (1915) 5. The Tribe: Churchill and WWII... Read More about Their songs of freedom.

The Story of St Alban
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Lane, L., & Rashleigh, A. The Story of St Alban

‘The Story of St Alban’ was commissioned in 2015 by St Albans Choir for performance at Hatfield University by St Albans Choir, baritone soloist Michael Bundy, narrator Andy Rashleigh, members of local school choirs, members of Orchestra Nova, conduct... Read More about The Story of St Alban.