CERTAIN pieces of music have the power to spark different emotions in people and resonate in a specific way for the listener.

Once such piece of music is Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, the piece is instantly recognisable and for many people is the sound of the world famous film The Exorcist.

However, for one musician the obsession started when he first heard the piece of music.

Composer and conductor Sandy Smith became infatuated with Oldfield’s composition when he was a teenager and wanted to put his own spin on the iconic work.

“It was a piece that I grew up with when it came out. It grabbed my attention because it was instrumental,” Smith told The Gazette.

“I always had a fascination with trying to arrange things to brass even in the early years.”

He added: “I was travelling in the car with a friend Jeremy Davis and we got chatting about what we listened to as kids and I mentioned Tubular Bells and I said that I always fancied doing it for Brass and he went ‘oh Tubular Brass’ and that is kind of how it carried forward.”

Smith will be conducting the night of Tubular Brass at the Haymarket on Saturday, 28 October with a 28-piece brass orchestra.

The night will also feature special performance of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeiaby by electronic artist and composer Hannah Peel, as well as stunning visual effects delivered by Daniel Conway.

With the whole Tubular Brass idea being rather unique, audiences seem to come for the intrigue and leave having an incredible experience.

Smith added: “I thought people would say what the hell are you doing or it’s so crazy that it’s great, and that seems to be what is happening. We are getting great reactions from people who aren’t necessarily into brass music but appreciate what we have done with the music.”

For Smith and is brass orchestra what he wants to deliver is not a like for like of Oldfield’s work but rather a homage.

“I thought if this is going to work I had to make it sound like it was written for brass and make it sound really convincing,” added Smith.