River of Time
Inspired by the ebb and flow of time and the River Wye, River of Time portrays personal reflections of time by Lydbrook Band members. This virtual collaboration of music, words and visuals also features duets from the many band players who live in the same household and are able to perform together during the current pandemic restrictions. The six short pieces making up River of Time are:
Lydbrook Training Band Soloist Showcase featuring just a few of the young soloists from the Training Band. The band members range in age from 4 to 70 and meet on a Monday night at the band’s Lydbrook headquarters.
Lydbrook Band on the Tump at Lydbrook The band gathered at this special beauty spot on the banks of the Wye in to perform the march Wye Valley which we have now adopted as our signature tune and re-named it Lydbrook.
RSVP Bhangra Workshop Lydbrook Band with composer-in-residence Liz Lane were planning a combined Brass Band and Bhangra extravaganza for the River Festival but sadly because of Covid must wait for another day. Here’s a taster of some Bhangra music from Bristol based band RSVP.
Time and the River is a new piece from the Street Band ‘Wodwos’ and was composed for the festival by their leader Tim Hill, developing themes from Liz Lane’s score of River of Time.
“We Met in the Band” is a new poem from Bev Calverley, originally written for Robert and Barbara Morgan just a few weeks ago. With all the family connections that we have in Lydbrook Band we have now added the music of Elgar’s Nimrod to the poem, together with photographs of band members:
River of Time was commissioned by Lydbrook Band (conductor Ian Holmes) for this year’s River Festival, from the band’s composer-in-residence Liz Lane. The music was recorded individually from home by the players before being audio edited and then video and animation added.
All contributions by Lydbrook Band to this year’s festival were made possible with funds from Arts Council England.
Watch online here during the Festival Week.