The Band of The Household Cavalry – MHP219

We have been back with the military this week, in Windsor and The Band of The Household Cavalry who are based at Cumbermere Barracks in a beautiful part of the town. The Band was formed in September 2014 by the union of the two mounted bands; The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals. The band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army and famous for its mounted capability.

They have recorded their first CD for over ten years and in addition to some traditional regimental music they include some fine instrumental aspects featuring the music of Philip Sparke.

Perhaps the highlight of the project is the first wind band recording of Edward Gregson’s extended work ‘Variations on Laudate Dominum’, arranged by Rob Wiffin presently Professor of Conducting at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.

The CD is due for release in the early part of the summer and you can learn more about the Band here and on their Facebook page.

 

 

 

Rebecca Nelson and The Band of the Welsh Guards

Rebecca Nelson and the Band of The Welsh Guards

We have spent the earlier part of this week recording at Wellington Barracks in London, the home of ‘The Bands of the Guards Division‘ in the company of Rebecca Nelson and the Band of The Welsh Guards.

Rebecca, from Christchurch New Zealand, has been a reservist and a member of the Royal New Zealand Navy Band since 2013 and has performed with them and as a solo artist around the world in support of many military commemorative events. These have included many such events in this country including at Highgrove House, the home of His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

She has been planning her latest album since performing with The Band of the Welsh Guards at a St David’s Day Concert in London last year and we have recorded some twenty two tracks for the album which you can learn more of by keeping in touch with Rebecca’s website and through her Facebook page.

Rebecca is off home to New Zealand on Sunday in preparation for Anzac Day later this month and undertaking further work on her latest project.

You can learn more about The Band of the Welsh Guards here.