The Return of the Brassy Knights
This is the music where the brass section takes a cruel revenge. Once upon a time some cheeky woodwindplayers stole the melody – and they have ever since hold on to this treasure.
And the brass section was sitting there, playing long notes, afterbeats and seldom a small part of the melody. This is the story how the 'Brassy Knights' with smartnes, power and wisdom take the melody back, and at the end we hear they shout out. The treasure are won back!
Bertil Palmar Johansen
was born in 1954 in Brattvåg in Sunnmøre at the western coast of Norway. He studied violin at the Trøndelag Music Conservatory, and composition under the guidance of Per Hjort Albertsen, Holger Prytz and Olav Anton Thommessen. He has written music for a wide range of instrumental and vocal groups and ensembles, of which several works were commissioned by Norwegian and international ensembles and soloists.