A Scottish celebration with ‘Homecoming Brass’

 ‘Homecoming Brass”‘

We have rounded off the week with the completion of the Newtongrange Silver Band’s “Homecoming Brass” recording, timed to coincide with the launch of Homecoming Scotland 2009, the events programme celebrating Scotland’s great contributions to the world and the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth.

The programme features traditional Scottish music, individual soloists and singing by a local school choir and further information can be found on the band’s website Newtongrange Silver Band.

‘Crown Imperial’, the new recording from The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps

‘Crown Imperial’

Another release this week features The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps with their ‘Crown Imperial’ recording.

William Walton’s brilliant march, which gives its title to this release, was originally composed for the coronation of George VI in 1937 and other music included on this recording features a number of traditional marches, film music and the Corps’ Big Band.

Details about the band can be found on the British Army Website at AGC Band

Tredegar Town Band’s latest CD ‘Spirit of the Valleys’ launch announced

‘Spirit of the Valleys’

You may remember that as long ago as November last year we recorded the Tredegar Town Band in South Wales.

We are delighted to report that the work on the CD has finally been completed and will be launched in time for the band’s visit to Ostende at the end of this month to compete in the European Brass Band Championships.

We wish the band great success and you may learn more about them and their European exploits by visiting their website www.tredegartownband.org/

Warrington Male Voice Choir highlight plight of town’s Cavaillé-Coll organ

Warrington Male Voice Choir

We spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Parr Hall in Warrington recording one of the oldest choirs in the United Kingdom, the Warrington Male Voice Choir whose origins date back to 1898.

The recording celebrates the choir’s great success and also seeks to highlight the plight of the Hall’s famous Cavaillé-Coll organ which is currently under threat of removal from the Parr Hall. Such has been the interest locally, and indeed nationally, that an e-petition has been set up with the government.

If you want to learn more about the choir’s activities visit their website at Warrington Male Voice Choir.

Positive review for “Patrons’ Choice No.2” by Fodens’ Band

“Patrons’ Choice No.2” reviewed

The review has been published on the brass band website 4barsrest.com about the latest recording by the Fodens’ Band which was recorded in January and released to coincide with the band’s annual ‘Patrons’ Concert’.

We are very pleased with Iwan Fox’s critique which talks of “the band has teamed up with Keith Farrington’s Music House Productions and the result is an excellent release, full of top class playing backed by high quality production values.”

He sums up his review by finally saying “All packaged together very neatly in post production”

Details of the full review can be found at 4barsrest.