This flugelhorn feature for Brass Band highlights the warm and gentle qualities of the instrument.
The melody is lyrical, but not too demanding and focuses on tone and feel – using a repeating motif as its theme with an almost fanfare, ascending opening melody line.
Silhouette has a short introduction with muted cornets which sets up the back drop for the solo to play over. The background accompaniment changes as the melody continues, creating a kind of musical silhouette for the soloist to play over.
The piece develops as the band takes over with layered themes, eventually returning to the soloist who brings the piece to a gentle close. An ideal solo item and concert filler.
Soprano, Solo, Repiano, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Eb and Bb Basses
Percussion parts (4):
2: Drum kit
3: Vibraphone, Glockenspiel
4: Tubular Bells, Triangle