For flugelhorn 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
Dry Rain has two main ideas: a slow lyrical idea that uses most of the range of the flugelhorn set against a rich harmonic background provided by the piano, and a quick bristly, staccato, playful idea in which there is a little banter between the flugelhorn and the piano. The piece is intended to show off the various characters of the flugelhorn.