Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) Exam Piece until further notice.
Inspired by a water colour by Robert Fowler from the book Beautiful Wales, this piece was written for Angela Whelan of Fine Arts Brass and has been widely performed by Mark O’Keefe, principal trumpet of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The music evokes the image of the ruined castle with a mysterious introduction of muted fanfares reminiscent of ancient battles. The main middle section is a broad melody, Welsh in character in the style of a folk song with harp-like accompaniment. This piece has been a Trinity College London Advanced Certificate (Grade 8 Equivalent) exam piece since 2008.
Review: “This Old House must have seriously impressed Mr Johns, who sought to capture his vision in this contemporary concert work for trumpet.” – New Issues August 2000