How Far is it to Bethlehem?
This solo was orginally written for James Fountain whilst he was still an emerging talent. James is now principal trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - how far he has come! The Christmas Carol How Far is is to Bethlehem? is also known as 'When a Knight Won His Spurs' so is not necessarily a Christmas number and would be appropriate for any time of the year. The tune is treated in a sensitive way and allows the soloist to demonstrate lyrical playing of this famous melody.
A good concert piece for all sections