Top brass is music to the ears
Two of WA’s leading musical ensembles, the University of Western
Australia Choral Society and the Royal Agricultural Society of WA Brass
joined forces to present “The Armed Man” subtitled “A Mass for Peace”.
“The Armed Man”, one of the most performed musical compositions penned
by a living composer, is a popular work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.
It has been performed almost a thousand times since its first performance
in 2000, which on average is more than one performance per week somewhere
in the world.
Performed by a full choir and brass band, the piece weaves together an
eclectic collection of sources into a traditional mass. Drawing
inspiration from a range of material, including religious texts and
poetry, The Armed Man tells a tale of war but ends with a promise of
The RAS Brass Band also performed in the Perth parade on Anzac day.
WA’s number one champion for 36 years, the 25 piece ensemble RASWA
Brass has wooed local audiences for more than 50 years.
RASWA Brass provides music in all styles – from traditional hymns,
marches and contest music to light classics, popular and specialty music.
The RAS has been a long time supporter of the brass band. The
beautiful music created by WA’s top performers is a welcome sound each
year at the IGA Perth Royal Show and for those who are working at
Claremont Showground there is the luxury of hearing the band practise at
the Ellie Eaton Theatre.
For more information about RASWA BRASS visit http://wabrass.com/