Cat No.JM74976 Price
£4.95 Composer: Michael Bennett Category: SOLOS - B♭. Cornet/Trumpet with Piano
Composed on the tenth anniversary of the Piper Alpha tragedy for solo unaccompanied trumpet and dedicated to all those who died.
On Wednesday July 6th. 1988 at 10pm there was an explosion on board the Piper Alpha oil-rig in the North Sea. Two more massive explosions occurred eventually leaving one hundred and sixty seven men dead.
Ten years later while watching a documentary on the disaster I was struck by the survivor’s accounts of how despite the intense heat and noise, which emanated from the explosions, there was also a strange air of peacefulness. Being an Aberdonian and knowing many who work in and around the oil industry I decided to write a piece for solo trumpet which evoked this feeling of peacefulness.
I hope it does credit to their memory.
Michael J. Bennett
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