For The Humber Trawler Families.
Composed for Bress Band by Andi Cook
Commissioned by the City of Hull band for Brass In Concert 2019
The Hull triple trawler tragedy was the sinking of three trawlers from the British fishing port of Kingston upon Hull during January and February 1968. A total of 58 crew members died, with just one survivor. The three sinkings brought widespread national publicity to the conditions in which fishermen worked, and triggered an official inquiry which led to major changes to employment and working practices within the British fishing industry.
"An Anchor For The Soul" comprises two seafaring hymns, "Eternal Father Strong To Save" and "Nearer My God to Thee"