This is one recording that is a must in everyone’s music collection. The Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, UK created the ideal location for this excellent recording. The CD or Tape includes an unusual combination of Brass and Electric Violin, the guest Violinist being Peter Hartley. The Band chose a very wide spectrum of music and I guarantee you will enjoy many, if not all, of the tracks. Special thanks must go to Geoffrey Poulton and Harlequin Recordings for their attention to detail, during the three days recording in January 1994.
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About the Programme...
Our opening item, Adventures in Brass was written by Ray Farr, and is full of reminders of other famous tunes, such as Pictures at an Exhibition, Carmina Burana and West Side Story. Mark Vause, our repiano cornet player, has taken the song Somewhere Out There from the cartoon ‘An American Tail’, and come up with this excellent arrangement for brass. Another arranger within the band is Cliff Parker, assistant principal cornet player, who has taken the music Man of La Mancha and given it his own unique treatment. Kenneth Alford’s The Two Imps shows off two of our very talented percussionists, Bev Haywood and Ian Aulton. Three King Swing is a sparkling piece written by William Himes in 1989 and features a cornet solo played by Andy Culshaw. Edward Gregson’s Variations on Laudate Dominum is a stunning piece of music. Taking the famous tune as its base, he adds some contrasting variations, which ends in a glorious fugue. The world of brass now meets the electronic age with the next three pieces. Peter Hartley joins the band with Fernaid Grove, written by Barbara Thompson, Marvin Hamlisch’s The Way We Were and another arrangement by Cliff Parker of a Country Dance. Every recording should include a March and The Wizard by George Allen had to be included. La Belle Americaine, written by John Hartman as a demanding air varie, shows off our popular award-winning Euphonium soloist, Kate Williams. Two brilliant arrangements by Mark Vause - firstly Bui Doi, from Miss Saigon and secondly Toccatina, originally written for organ by Herbert Bath. Finally, what Brass Band concert would be complete without an encore? Here’s ours - the terriffic Bandstand Boogie.

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