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Introduction to the National Anthem, for brass and percussion (1979)

• Composition: 1979, titled Salute to Sir Robert Mayer on his 100th Birthday. Revised in preparation for publication in 1980.
First Performance: 5 June 1979. Royal Festival Hall, London. Twelve trumpet players, aged 14 to 18.
Duration: Under 1 minute
Craggs Catalogue Number: C97
Instrumentation: 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones – percussion (snare drum). Note: Snare drum is only required when moving directly on into Walton’s arrangement of God Save the Queen.
Original Version: 12 trumpets in B-flat
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 620. Autograph full score. 1 page.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1980. Re-published in 1987 as part of “Introduction and National Anthem”, together with Walton’s arrangement of God Save the Queen. Score and parts are available on hire. Materials available for purchase:

Introduction and National Anthem 1987 Study score ISBN 019 3685663  
1987 Set of parts ISBN 019 3685671  
Introduction to the National Anthem 1980 Score ISBN 019 3594099 Discontinued

Recordings: This work has never been recorded.