Paul Max Edlin has revised his work ‘The Fifth Trumpet’ for performances by the Royal Northern College of Music at Imperial War Museum North (July 3 to 5, 2014). ‘After the Silence… Music in the Shadow of War’ is a unique festival that responds to the emotions of war during this commemorative year of World War 1. Edlin’s original work was composed for John Wallace and The Wallace Collection and is a tour de force in terms of virtuosity. It takes its inspiration from the Book of Revelation and refers directly to the ‘Fifth Trumpet’. It is an allegory that refers directly to man’s inhumanity to man and his environment which only results in calamity for all. Edlin’s dramatic work is scored for 7 trumpets, percussion, piano, 2 cellos and 3 double basses.