Dunelm is the abbreviated for of the Latin word ‘Dunelmensis’ meaning ‘of Durham’ and hence also the alias of the Bishop of Durham. The music is inspired by one of the finest gothic cathedrals in England, the great Norman foundation of Durham. As you approach Durham from the south by train the imposing and glorious vision of the cathedral remains as impressive now as it must have been to the twelfth century peasantry it was designed to overawe. The music contrasts two simple themes which start quietly and grow in volume and majesty to a glorious conclusion.
Percussion instruments required are Bass Drum, Suspended Crash Cymbal, Glockenspiel, Triangle, 3 x Timpani. All cornets except soprano will require cup mutes. Flugel, solo horn and both baritones require straight mutes, preferably fibre.
Duration approximately 5’30. To view a sample PDF file of the score click here.