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RCY Heritage Festival – Gosport Solent Brass plays ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ (Event from 2016)

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Royal Clarence Yard, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1FY

Gosport Solent Brass premieres ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ composed by Kirsty Devaney.

‘Fanfare for Gosport’ acknowledges and celebrates the heritage and people of Gosport, and each movement of the piece reflects an aspect of Gosport. The first movement, ‘Metal and Salt’, takes inspiration from the rich history of Gosport as a naval town. The movement tries to capture the claustrophobic atmosphere and sounds of a submarine as it is slowly dives deeper and deeper. The second movement, ‘Looking Out Looking Back’, focuses on the stories of those from Gosport. The final movement takes the idea of a fanfare and is more forward looking.

New Dimensions, a Hampshire-wide music initiative, commissioned Kirsty Devaney to work with Gosport Solent Brass to create a new work for the town.

Kirsty Devaney is a composer, workshop leader and music education researcher. She is a graduate and Junior Fellow of Birmingham Conservatoire and in 2014 gained a PhD research position at Birmingham City University investigating composing in secondary school education. Kirsty is particularly interested in introducing new music to those who may be less familiar with it and specialises in writing music for young and non-professional musicians.

Enjoy listening to Gosport Solent Brass when they premiere ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ in the atmospheric setting of Royal Clarence Yard.


Please note that this is an Event from 2016


No Booking Needed


You are welcome to bring portable seats for your comfort. This is an outdoor event so may be subject to weather. If raining, please check this page for an update.
 There is free parking for Blue Badge holders in North Meadows, subject to availability.


This is just one of the activities to be hosted at Royal Clarence Yard, as part of their Heritage Festival. Check ‘RCY Heritage Festival’ for other activities here which you might also enjoy.


New Dimensions / Gosport Solent Brass


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