Instrumentation

2(II=picc).2.2.2.ssax - 4.2.2.btrbn.1 - timp - perc(3): tam-t/vib/glsp/BD/mar/susp.cym/xyl/whip - pno - harp - strings

Availability

Solo part and piano reduction on sale, full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

RANT! is a portrait of Jess Gillam - her energy, her sound and her presence, painted in music from her own part of England.
 
A ‘rant’ in the tradition of English Folk music is an energetic dance, and means ‘to make merry’ - which is exactly what Jess does, both in her fearless live performance and in the exuberance she has brought to the recording studio for this album.
 
For RANT! I have drawn on some Cumbrian folk tunes, including The Ulverston Volunteers, which is trumpet 'call to arms' from her own home town.
 
The piece opens with a quote from Cumberland Nelly, and this is the tune that I have fed through RANT! to eventually re-appear in the final climactic section. 
 
Thanks are due to Ed Heslam for his unique folk music resource Music of Cumberland and Westmorland.
 
February 2019.

RANT!

Scala Radio (United Kingdom)

Jess Gillam, BBC Concert Orchestra, Jessica Cottis

RANT!

Scala Radio (United Kingdom)

Jess Gillam, BBC Concert Orchestra, Jessica Cottis