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University Brass Band

Monday 14 June (13:00) - Tuesday 31 August 2021 (23:59)
Drawings of musical instruments with the words youtube premiere

Known affectionately as ‘Old Joe’ the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower is the world’s largest freestanding clocktower and an important campus landmark, visible from far and wide. Alumni composer David Birnie wrote ‘Old Joe’ for the University Brass Band, and this performance was originally recorded as part of an online competition in held earlier this year.  

YouTube premiere

  • David Birnie Old Joe

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