For solo cornet in B flat and piano. Commissioned by The Brass Band Association of New Zealand for use as a test piece at the National Brass Band Championships of New Zealand ‘Champion Brass’, Wellington April 2017.
Mischief was our loving family cat that recently passed away suddenly so the piece is written in memory of her. The solo captures her characteristics, the sadness of her loss and fond memories. Players need a bit of mischief to get over the hurdles and technical demands of the solo and hopefully not use up their nine lives getting to the end.