Tribute to Richards at Uppermill26-Apr-2012
The St Austell Band will pay tribute to the great Cornish composer Goff Richards before the Uppermill Whit Friday contest this year.
The St Austell Band is to pay tribute to the great Cornish composer Goff Richards at this year’s Whit Friday march contests.
Shortly before Goff passed away last year he contacted Aaron Harvey, MD of the band, and requested that on their next visit to the famous Uppermill contest venue if they could play the William Moyles march ‘Cornish Cavalier’.
Goff adjudicated at Uppermill for 16 years, and five years ago when his illness began to take its toll he asked his good friend David Marshall to take over the role.
David accepted and has adjudicated there ever since out of the respect for Goff as a wonderful musician and a very special friend.
The St Austell Band were very close to Goff, and to this date still have many of his handwritten works in their library.
As a result, the band under the baton of Aaron and David will perform a short tribute to Goff Richards before the commencement of the contest around 3.45pm at Uppermill,
They will play ‘Cornish Cavalier’ and the second movement from Goff’s recently discovered test piece 'A Cornish Festival' entitled ‘Munion’.
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