Tim Paton composed this work originally for piano, and later went on to score it into this effective version for brass band.
What happened in 1989? I wrote this piece for piano, and later scored it for brass band!
The piece begins in a thoughtful mood, then very soon moves into a bluesy style. After an up-tempo dance section, and a brief re-cap of the beginning, it finishes with a majestic coda, which really shows off that special sound that only a brass band can make.
Although it is called 1989, it can be any memorable year that the listener wishes it to be.