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SPLIT THE AIR marks the 40th anniversary of the Miners' Strikes. In 2024 Martin Green will tour this album to different parts of the UK, working with the brilliant bass bands all over the country to mark 40 years since the miners' strike. You can support this tour by being the first to listen tom the album, or ordering a CD before before it's official release in December 2023.

SPLIT THE AIR is the new album of brass music, with electronics, composed by Martin Green that was featured at the PRS New Music Biennial. Martin Green has spent has spent years immersed in brass banding scene - the compositions, competitions and the communities. 

The first performance took place in Coventry, UK City of Culture and was subsequently performed at The Southbank Centre, London on 2 July. 

The New Music Biennial presents new music across all genres, from classical and chamber opera, to jazz, folk and electronic. 20 of the UK's most pioneering and innovative composers and their work are selected to perform these compositions across two weekends in 2022.

You can read more about Martin's journey into the brass band world here - and why he decided to write the piece.

Split the Air has been funded by the PRS Foundation. Music composed by Martin Green and Orchestrated by Benjamin Woodgates.


Performed by:

Mark Harrison Soprano Cornet, Tom Smith Principal Cornet, Thomas Fountain Solo Cornet, Ian Culcross Solo Cornet, Stephen Murphy Solo Cornet, Kirsty Abbotts Repiano Cornet, Alicia Davis 2nd Cornet, Laura Conway 2nd Cornet, Niall Mulvoy 3rd Cornet, Hayley Moore 3rd Cornet, Dave Moore Flugal, Sheona White Solo Tenor Horn, Siobhan Bates 1st Tenor Horn, Emma Conway 2nd Tenor Horn, Gary Curtin Solo Euphonium, Dave Thornton 2nd Euphonium, Amy Ewen Solo Baritone, Ben Smith 2nd Baritone, Tom Berry Solo Trombone, Ellena Newton 2nd Trombone, Alex Kelly Bass Trombone, Harry Cunningham Solo E-flat Bass, Andy Mallon E-flat Bass, Stuart Beard Solo B-flat Bass, Matt Wade B-flat Bass

Funded by PRS Foundation, Creative Scotland, The Marchus Trust and The Space. 




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