An arrangement created by the composer from the third movement of 'Salt of the Earth', a Concerto for Tuba & Brass Band, commissioned by Les Neish, premiered by Les & Foden's Band at the RNCM Festival of Brass 2008, and recorded on the award-winning CDs 'Salt of the Earth' (World of Brass SFZ 150) & 'Double Trouble' (World of Brass SFX 152).
'Salt of the Earth Finale' is scored for Brass Band and was arranged especially for Foden's Band recording of the 'A World Within' CD in February 2010. The CD was released in September 2010 at the British Open Brass Band Championship at Symphony Hall, Birmingham & awarded British Bandsman CD of the Year 2010.
'Salt of the Earth Finale' is proving popular with other instruments, being recorded on the CD 'The Bad Tempered Flute - the Flute Music of Andy Scott' (Nimbus Alliance), included in the playalong book by Andy Scott & Mark White 'Access All Areas', and performed by amongst others, the Tempest Flute Trio & Andy Scott's SaxAssault."
In a way this arrangement for tuba and piano is a case of coming full circle with Salt of the Earth Finale, in that I have arranged it for Les Neish to premiere at ITEC in Linz, Austria, in June 2012, especially pleasing as Les commissioned and funded the original Concerto!"