Showcase for Brass | Saydisc CDSDL452

Showcase for Brass


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Label: Saydisc

Cat No: CDSDL452

Barcode: 5013133445223

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 4th October 2019



The Sun Life Stanshawe Band – originally called The Stanshawe (Bristol) Band – was formed in 1968 and progressed to become one of the finest bands in the U.K.

Foursome for Brass – Quartette playing is a popular feature of the Brass Band movement and many combinations of instruments are used. The combination presented here – two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium – is the classic one and is the brass band equivalent of the string quartet. Our ‘Foursome for Brass’ is composed of players of great experience and it is interesting to note that three of the instrumentalists – Derek Garside, Haydn Harris and Lyndon Baglin – were members of the C.W.S. (Manchester) Band quartette party which won the title of Champion Quartette of Great Britain 1961 under the conductorship of Alex Mortimer.

Best of Brass – Formed in 1982, the Group comprises nine brass instrumentalists and one percussionist drawn from South Wales and the West of England. The group’s aim is to take brass playing to audiences which would perhaps not normally listen to a brass band and at the same time offer the traditional brass band audience something to supplement brass bands.

Fine Arts Brass of England has an international reputation as one of the world's leading brass ensembles. Since its formation in 1980 the group was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its musical artistry and entertainment. The original release of this album coincided with the Group's 10th anniversary. During that time it had given over 1000 concerts in Britain, toured in over 35 countries spanning four continents and broadcast over 100 times for the BBC alone.

1. Derek Bourgeois - Fanfare
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, Derek Bourgeois
2. Gilbert Vinter - Spectrum
- Stanshawe (Bristol) Band, Walter Hargreaves
3. Edward Elgar - Chanson de Matin (arr. Stephen Roberts)
- Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
4. Philip Lane - Yodelling Brass
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, David Williams
5. Michel Legrand - The Summer Knows
- Lyndon Baglin’s Best of Brass, Nigel Seaman
6. Vinter - Fancy's Knell
- Foursome for Brass
7. Bourgeois - Bone Idyll
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, Derek Bourgeois
8. W.A. Mozart - Ave verum
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, Laurie Hinchley
9. Vinter - Variations on a Ninth
- Stanshawe (Bristol) Band, Walter Hargreaves
10. J.S. Bach - Fugue in E flat (arr. Bourgeois)
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, Derek Bourgeois
11. Lane - Child’s Play
- Lyndon Baglin’s Best of Brass, Nigel Seaman
12. M.A. Charpentier - Prelude to Te Deum (arr. Simon Hogg)
- Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
13. Vinter - Alla burlesca
- Foursome for Brass
14. Gabriel Fauré - Pavane (arr. Roberts)
- Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
15. Trad. - When the Boat Comes In (arr. Lane)
- Sun Life Stanshawe Band, Cliff Sayers
16. Aram Khachaturian- Lezghinka
- Lyndon Baglin’s Best of Brass, Nigel Seaman

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