Argos was commissioned by the Luzerner Kantonal-Blasmusikverbandes LKBV. Completed in the Autumn of 2009, it was the set test piece in the third section of the 2010 Lucerne Cantonal Music Festival, Willisau.
Argos is one of the oldest cities in Greece, a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth. The word Argos can also be translated as ‘bright’ or ‘shining’, which is the meaning that.
Stephan Hodel has adopted for his bright, festive suite. Argos is in three parts, a fanfare-like opening, a song or chorale-like middle section, and a light-hearted final movement.
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|14 Oct 2023||NIBA Championship of Ireland (Grade 3 Brass)||Dungannon Silver|
|28 Oct 2022||Dutch Nationals (Fourth Division)||Koperensemble de Waldsâng - Buitenpost|
|02 Apr 2022||West of England Area (Fourth Section)||Bideford Town|
|20 Mar 2022||Welsh Area (Fourth Section)||Crosskeys Silver|
|20 Mar 2022||London and Southern Counties (Fourth Section)||Hangleton|
|19 Mar 2022||North of England Area (Fourth Section)||Flookburgh Silver|
|13 Mar 2022||Scottish Championship (Fourth Section)||Brass Sounds Inverclyde|
|06 Mar 2022||Midlands Area (Fourth Section)||Amington|
|05 Mar 2022||Yorkshire Area (Fourth Section)||Oughtibridge|
|27 Feb 2022||North West Area (Fourth Section)||Morecambe|
|13 Feb 2022||North East Midlands Contest (Fourth Section)||Matlock|
|23 Nov 2019||Swiss National Championships (Fourth Division)||Entlebucher Jugend Brass Band|
|28 Apr 2019||European Youth Championship (Development Section)||Wardle Academy Youth Band|
|11 Jun 2010||Luzerner Kantonal-Musikfest (Third Section)||Musikgesellschaft Flühli|