One of the highlights of my concert-going in recent years was the premiere at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham last October of trumpeter Percy Pursglove’s Far Reaching Dreams Of Mortal Souls, an incredibly ambitious and, I think, incredibly successful, suite of music for instrumental ensemble and voices, celebrating the words of remarkable people. My review of that performance is here.
Now (an overly modest) Percy has put a brief section of it up as a video on his Facebook page. I look forward to many further performances which I think it deserves and also to a recording, but both of these will take quite a bit of investment. Surely there are organisations and people out there who can help bring this exceptionally fine work to a wider audience?
I am posting the YouTube version below but for all the credits and more information about it you need to go to Percy’s Facebook page which I think you can access here.