Robin Robin | Steven Mead (euphonium), Brighouse and Rastrick Band, David Thornton (conductor) | 2019

Robin Robin | Steven Mead (euphonium), Brighouse and Rastrick Band, David Thornton (conductor) | 2019

From the album UFO.

The song Robin, Robin was originally written for soprano and piano in 2013, and recorded by Belinda Evans (soprano) with Stephen Marquiss (piano) to help raise funds for Yeovil Hospital’s Flying Colours Appeal. It was then adapted at the request of David Thornton (euphonium) and first performed with Ruth Webb (piano) at Casino Maltese, Valetta, Malta in 2017 and has subsequently received several more performances, including in the USA. This version was especially arranged for recording by Steven Mead (euphonium), Brighouse and Rastrick Band with David Thornton (conductor) in 2019.

Words written by Jennifer Henderson trace a robin’s journey through the seasons: Spring – ‘fearless and bold’, Summer – ‘a bird with attitude’ through to Autumn – ‘when other birds fly away, you’re loyal’. The robin’s song can be heard throughout in short interludes on the euphonium, finishing with Winter – ‘what do I care if the ground is hard? I’ll be tweeting my greeting from a Christmas card’.

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