The Hylton Legacy pays tribute to bandleader Jack Hylton, the three movements referencing the diverse stylistic characteristics which helped establish Hylton’s reputation:
1) Hylton in the Hall, a full band feature, is cast in a Latin American dance style with an occasional reference to the popular classic In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg).
Movement 2, Hylton’s Bear Bones, is a trombone feature which makes reference to a novelty song from the period.
The finale, Jack meets Joshua combines the African-American spiritual Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho with a swing section before the Latin music from the first movement brings the work to a rousing conclusion.
The Hylton Legacy was commissioned by Chris Osborn and the University of Lancaster Music Society Wind Band with the generous support of Lancaster University* to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the University. The work was first performed at the University of Lancaster Music Society Last Night of the Proms Concert on Saturday 21st June 2014 in the Great Hall. This arrangement for brass band was made for the Atlantic Brass Band (USA), conductor Salvatore Scarpa.