For Flugel Horn & Brass Band

For Flugel Horn & Brass Band, written for and commissioned by David James & Tongwynlais Temperance Band.

The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is a key element of the myths associated with the Trojan war. Its exact nature has been a subject of dispute in both the classical period and modern times. In the lliad, the two heroes have a deep and meaningful friendship. Achilles is tender towards Patroclus, while he is callous and arrogant towards others.

Of Wind & Weeping is a flugel solo, with the soloist representing Greek warrior Achilles and the pain he faces following the death of Patroclus. For a brief moment, Achilles’ character shifts from a strong and unbreakable warrior to an emotional and vulnerable character.

The solo should be played with expression and feeling, a character who is mourning a loved one with mixed feelings of sadness, shock and vengeance.

Of Wind & Weeping, Christopher Bond - Brass Band

£34.95Price