By Dave Collins

Teufelsbrücke: The Devil's Bridge was written in 2016

for the Swiss Brass Band, Ensemble de Cuivres Valasian.

A Devil’s Bridge is a term applied to dozens of ancient bridges,

found primarily in Europe which has a corresponding

Devil-related myth or folktale.

Most of these bridges are stone or masonry arch bridges and

represent a significant technological achievement

considered beyond human capabilities,

and therefore had to have been built by the Devil.

The musical content is inspired by Three Melodies (Op.21)

by Hans Huber (1852-1921),a nationalist Swiss composer

whose 165th Anniversary is to be celebrated in 2017.