A note from the composer...
The Grand Union Waltz was written for the wedding of Tracey King and Trevor Moss, friends and members of Lydbrook Band. The main themes are based around notes chosen by the bride and groom.
The title (inspiration of Nigel Howard, principal trombone) represents both the occasion of their marriage and a shared love of narrow-boating, the Grand Union Canal being the longest canal in Great Britain. When researching, I also came across a book of Grand Union Waltzes written in 1876 by C. Mortimer Wiskey which tied in nicely with their honeymoon destination in the USA.
Liz Lane, 2017