The Adventurers

Martin Cordner

World of Brass

The Adventurers was commissioned by the Hempstead Citadel Band fors its anniversary celebrations in 2013. With a respectful nod to film composers such as Bruce Broughton and John Williams, The Adventurers portrays, in an “action movie” style, the joys and challenges of the Christian journey. In three movements, it features familiar songs, including “He leadeth me! O blessèd thought”, “By his hand” (an acknowledgement to composer and songwriter Thomas Mack, who is a long-serving member of Hempstead Citadel Band), and “Lead me, lest I stray”. The message of the music is clear: that in order for life to be lived as an adventure, it is best walked with and led by Jesus Christ, the ultimate adventure-maker.