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The Big Mezze

Composed by Jock McKenzie

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The Big Mezze
I am particularly fond of the odd olive or two – or indeed the whole tub. Having watched a TV programme all about the culinary benefits of olives I was inspired to create a musical whistle-stop tour of the Mediterranean Basin – the ‘old world’ region where olive trees grow. On this trip various countries enjoy a brief visit. Musically speaking the piece provides tongue-in-cheek hints of Spain, The Balkans, Turkey and Lebanon to name but a few; finishing with the inevitable nod in the direction of Zorba and his native Greece. I hope you enjoy this musical platter of olives and other regional delights.

Jock McKenzie
Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.

5:00 Minutes

4 Trumpets
1 Horn in F
4 Trombones
1 Tuba
1 Drum Kit