Elegy is a consortium commission in celebration of the 75th birthday of the distinguished wind band conductor Timothy Reynish. The music derives from a youthful symphony written when Hesketh was 16, the same source as his popular Masque. Full of big tunes and bitter-sweet harmonies, Elegy is a heartfelt thank you to a conductor who has done more than most to widen the vision of the wind orchestra movement.
Brass Band Grade 5: 1st Section. Duration: 7 minutes.
Elegy has been recorded by the Leyland Band, conducted by Jason Katsikaris, and is available on the CD Penlee.