Video: Anglian Water Pipe Music
WATER MUSIC: Huntingdon s band stand was filled with music on Friday, created by instruments built partly from water pipes. The brass quintet, which was making its debut, was, of course, playing the H2-Overture, a new piece of music written especially fo
WATER MUSIC: Huntingdon's band stand was filled with music on Friday, created by instruments built partly from water pipes.
The brass quintet, which was making its debut, was, of course, playing the H2-Overture, a new piece of music written especially for the group by Leigh Baker.
Called the Collegiate Brass Ensemble, musicians Mark Grainger, Richard Turner, David Oxley, David Hopkin, and Pete Collins even dress in blue boiler suits when they perform.
Their instruments were made by one of the UK' few surviving instrument makers, Sterling Silver Brass Ltd of Sandy, using pipes provided by GPS Pipes Ltd of Huntingdon.
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Anglian Water is supporting the group, using the music to encourage school pupils to make their own musical instruments and understand how to use water wisely.
As well as drawing in the crowds on Friday, the performance was watched by Jonson Cox, chief executive of Anglian Water, and Mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Saeed Akthar.
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Cllr Akthar said: "It was a fantastic performance. It is very ingenious the way they have made the instruments using bits of pipes. They are very talented performers and played a medley of music, which got a huge round of applause from the crowds.