New solo recording

We have spent the weekend at the impressive Henry Wood Hall in Glasgow, the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  in some spectacular company.

We recorded the sparkling talents of Simon Johnson, the Principal Trombone with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra together with Kingdom Brass and all under the direction of Andy Duncan, the professional tuba player, composer, conductor and arranger.

The solo CD features a number of established works together with some fine new music and will be available in June of this year.

New Foden’s recordings

We have spent the last three days completing  the recording of two CDs of music by the Foden’s Band on behalf of the Swiss based publishing company Difem Music Publishers.

The first of the CDs features recent titles published by the company and the second, the music and arrangements of Stephen Roberts. Difem Music Publishers has an extensive catalogue of music for both concert band and brass band in addition to its instrumental portfolio.

The CDs are due to be released in the early summer and to learn more about Difem Music Publishers visit their website at www.difem.ch/difem/index.php?page=home&langue=en

A Week of International Military Music

We have just returned from spending the entire week recording a selection of the finest military musicians from around the world. The International Military Music Society, was founded in 1977 to support and promote the appreciation of military music.

The International Committee of the organisation gathered some seventy musicians and fourteen Directors of Music from around the world this week to record a double album of marches at the beautiful Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in Birdcage Walk  London.

In addition to the invited musicians, three of the five regiments of Foot Guards of the Household Division, the Welsh, Irish and Coldstream Bands were involved in the project.

It is expected that the CD will be available from May of this year.

To learn more about the International Military Music Society visit their website at www.imms-uk.org.uk/.