The Big Blow’, was a formal record attempt to create the largest brass band in the world. It took place at Butlin’s Resort, Skegness on 20 January 27 and in addition to the fun generated by the event itself, it’s main goal was to raise money in support of the work of Brass Band Aid, and specifically to provide long-term sponsorship for two children in the village of Adet, Ethiopia.The Music Company (UK) Ltd were one of the Official Partners of The Big Blow, providing the performance piece for the record attempt. As Editorial Director of the company, Andrew Duncan wrote ‘Zephyrus’ to mark the occasion.Originally presented at the event as ‘March – The Big Blow’, the published re-titling of ‘Zephyrus’ provides a more subtle alternative, taking its name from the Greek God of the West Winds.’Zephyrus’ is a traditional British brass band march with an interesting African-feel lilt to the trio. This is enhanced by optional percussion instruments including djembi and bongos, which can also be covered by standard drum kit. A positive, upbeat concert march to reflect the sentiment behind ‘The Big Blow’ record attempt.There were 443 participants in total, including:Soprano Cornets x 12 Cornets x 152Flugels x 19 Tenor Horns x 68Baritones x 32 Euphoniums x 32Trombones x 55 Eb Basses x 35Bb Basses x 17 Percussionists x 21The Music Company are pleased to continue their support of Brass Band Aid by offering a donation to this worthy charity for every set of this music sold.