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Forgotten Vaughan Williams flourish trumpets new music school

A piece of Bryanston history was brought to life this afternoon, as a special trumpet flourish composed for the school by Vaughan Williams was played for the first time in 60 years.

Vaughan Williams was a family friend of a Classics Master at the time, David Briggs, who asked the composer to write something for the laying of the foundation stone of the then-new music school in 1953. On hearing about Bryanston’s new Tom Wheare Music School, David contacted the school with a copy of this long-forgotten piece of music.

Today’s official opening of the new Tom Wheare Music School was the ideal opportunity to perform this unique piece in celebration of music past, present and future at Bryanston.