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Calon y Ddraig – The Heart of The Dragon


Tredegar Town Band commissioned Matthew to write their finishing piece for the 2012 Brass in Concert Championships.


Calon y Ddraig (The Heart of The Dragon) is based on welsh folk tunes and melodies and utilises some of the bands principle players. After winning the Cyril Beere award for Best New Composition or Arrangement at the Brass in Concert Championships in 2010 and 2011, Matthew was going for his third win in a row, but was just pipped to the trophy on this occasion.


Calon y Ddraig was used as part of the Listen to The Band programme on BBC Radio 2, of which you can hear the piece performed at the contest below: –