Jubilee Overture

Jubilee Overture was commissioned for the fiftieth anniversary of the British-based GUS Brass Band and first performed by them at the bandís Golden Jubilee Concert in 1983, Keith Wilkinson conducting. 

The work opens with a two-part fanfare - a brassy flourish followed by a reflective chorale.  This builds to a climax as the flourish returns. A lively allegro follows, starting with the band's initials - G U (Ut = C) S (Es = E flat). It features are the many changes of meter and a robust tune from the middle of the band. Eventually a cantabile tune emerges from the middle of the band, which everyone then plays before the allegro returns.  A brief repeat of the opening fanfare precedes a presto coda.