Following a commission from the Goldsmiths Company and the City of London Festival (2012 marks its Golden Jubilee), Francisco Coll was asked to write a celebratory ‘Golden Fanfare’. The result is Aurum (gold, Latin), a 5-minute brass quintet written for the legendary brass of the London Symphony Orchestra.

‘The short but dense, brilliantly hocketing Aurum: A Golden Fanfare proved plausible musical alchemy, brass becoming the gold of inspiration. The wildly veering piccolo trumpet part, taken by Philip Cobb, stays with me.’
The Sunday Times (Paul Driver), 8 July 2012