The waiting is over and The Staffordshire Band's latest CD has now been released.
Entitled 'Presence of Brass', it features all your Christmas favourites, together with some new pieces which we are sure will become favourites as well.
It was recorded in the Main Hall of the Arthur Terry School in Mere Green in September in 4.5 very short hours!
The full play list is as follows:-
1. Christmas Festival- Leroy Anderson
2. Christmas Swingalong - Arranged by Derek Ashmore
3. Christmas Eve - Wesley Kendrick
- Cornet Soloist - Paul White
4. White Christmas - Irving Berlin arr. by Philip Sparke
5. Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
6. Paraphrase for Euphonium - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
- Euphonium Soloist - Mark Glover
7. Schneewaltzer - Arranged by Goff Richards
8. The Snowman - Howard Blake arr. by Philip Sparke
9. In the Bleak Midwinter - Arranged by Adrian Taylor
10. Frosty the Snowman - J.Rollins arr. by Sandy Smith
- Eb Bass Soloist - Kris Davies
11. When a Child is Born - Johnny Mathis
12. Last Christmas - George Michael arr. Frank Bernaerts
13. The Christmas Song - Mel Torme arr. by Philip Sparke
14. Do They Know it’s Christmas - Kaye/Prince arr. by Alan Fernie
It will be available at all The Staffordshire Band's Christmas Events and can also be obtained by post too!
As a special Christmas 'Presence' to you, CDs bought in the run-up to Christmas 2008 will be discounted by £2, down to £8!
Those of you wanting to get it by post, please send a cheque made payable to 'The Staffordshire Band' for £9 (to cover P&P, each) to:-
Shaun Elliott, 41 Lincoln Croft, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0ND
Hope the Christmas you get is the one you dream of!