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World Premiere of John Harle's Briggflatts in London

May. 01, 2019

World Premiere of John Harle's <em>Briggflatts</em> in London

On May 16, the BBC Concert Orchestra and saxophonist Jess Gillam perform the world premiere of John Harle's Briggflatts in Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London, under the direction of Bramwell Tovey. This three-movement concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra was written especially for Jess Gillam who was named runner-up in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Final and has just released her debut album “Rise” on Decca. Gillam also has her own show on BBC Radio 3. The last movement of Briggflatts, "RANT!", can be performed separately and is featured "Rise". It can be heard on Spotify here.

Listen to Sanctus from the BBC 2 drama, 'The Echo' here:

(Sanctus from 'The Echo'/John Harle/BBC Singers and String Orchestra/John Harle, conductor)

To learn more about John Harle, visit

John Harle
Briggflatts (2019)
for soprano saxophone and orchestra Rhodes)*-3perc-str
*Fender Rhodes is optional, but preferable.
All players clap written rhythms in the first movement.
A version for soprano saxophone and piano is also available.