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Nigel Clarke

Nigel Clarke

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Subtitle: What Hope Saw

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 18:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £129.95   |   Score Only (print) - £35.00


1. Bric-a-brac market – 3:55
2. Prayers & plagues – 4:55
3. Cornucopia – 1:05
4. Hop picker's round – 1:45
5. Warm beer and cricket – 5:30
6. Wyatt's rebellion & hope – 3:15


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Program Notes

Heritage Suite is inspired by the bronze sculpture by Sarah Cunnington entitled 'Hope'. The sculpture is of a woman running with a dover perched on her hand. The woman's cloak billows out behind her and contains eight panels describing the tow of West Malling's history. Heritage Suite is a six-movement work that focuses on all eight subjects. To give the suite a sense of unity, musical ideas from previous movements re-appear in unexpected placed implying that history often repeats itself. A number of familiar pieces of music are also hinted at. The movements are: Bric-a-brac Market; Prayers & Plagues; Cornucopia; Hop Picker's Round; Warm Beer and Cricket' Wyatt's Rebellion & Hope.

Heritage Suite (What Hope Saw) is dedicated to and written for John Hutchins and the members of Eynsford Concert Band.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to and written for John Hutchins and the members of Eynsford Concert Band.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Clarke, N. (2010). Heritage Suite : What Hope Saw : Suite for Concert Band [score]. Studio Music: London.
  • Nigel Clarke website Accessed 25 November 2020
  • Perusal score