Forces joined!

12th March 2010

‘With Each Sunset’ MHP510

In the summer of last year we completed a recording with the Band of The Army Air Corps based in Hampshire and we returned there last week to record the band with the singer Claire Madden.

The project is being undertaken by the Band on behalf of The Womens Section of the Royal British Legion and features a wide variety of music from the band together with a number of items from Claire. It is hoped the CD will be released at the end of April.

You can learn more about the band and the originators of the project at The Band of the Army Air Corps and The Royal British Legion.

‘Robin Hood’ stages a comeback!

8th March 2010

‘Robin Hood’

The weekend was spent with members of the Victorian Opera Northwest at Urmston Grammar School recording their latest venture, Macfarren’s Robin Hood.

Robin Hood was the most successful of Macfarren’s operas, being revived a year after the première production. During the late 1850’s and early 1860’s, the Robin Hood legend was a popular subject and a number of stage productions are recorded.

The current performance features a full orchestra, chorus and soloists and the successful weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by all those taking part. More information about the company can be found at Victorian Opera Northwest.

“Remembrance” The Band of the Parachute Regiment’s latest recording

4th March 2010  

“Remembrance” MHP1709

In an extremely busy start to the year we have returned from our second visit to Colchester having completed the recording aspects of two CDs which we are producing for The Band of The Parachute Regiment based at Merville Barracks in the garrison town.

The final items which have now been completed include a song written by Classic FM presenter John Brunning, entitled “When Poppies Fall”. This CD will be available for the traditional Remembrance events later this year.

The second CD features the music from the individual units who form the 16 Air Assault Brigade. Amongst others there are regiments from the Army Air Corps, the Parachute Regiment, Household Cavalry in addition to units from both Scotland and Ireland. This CD will be available in early May.

Full details of the Band can be found on the Parachute Regiment website.

Millenium Chapel Gospel Choir record second CD

6th February 2010 

The Millennium Chapel Gospel Choir”

In collaboration with RAS Audio Services we have started work on a second recording with the Millennium Chapel Gospel Choir. The earlier project, “That The World May Know” was released in the summer of 2008.

The choir, conducted by Rob Wilding, is a community based organisation centred at the Canon Slade School in Bolton and the CD will be available in the early part of June.

To learn more about the choir please visit their website at MCGC

Rolf Harris and Carol Jarvis – an unlikely duo….

10th February 2010

“Smile – Carol Jarvis”

In September last year we undertook a recording with the ladies from “Boobs and Brass” and flugel soloist John Lee with the entire proceeds from the sale of these CDs being donated to the cancer charity Breast Cancer Campaign. The success of that CD can only be described as remarkable.

Taking part in that recording was Carol Jarvis, an international trombonist, who has now launched her own solo CD “Smile”. Carol was diagnosed in 2004 with Hodgkins Lymphoma but she continues her fight with the disease with pioneering treatment whilst maintaining her position as one of the finest instrumentalists.

The CD features a number of well known titles in addition to material written especially for the release, one additional highlight is the beautiful cover image, “Golden Girl” painted by the artist Rolf Harris in support of the project. Money raised from sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The CD is due for release on the 25th of February but it can be pre-ordered from Divine Art. After the release date it will also be available from Macmillan Cancer Support. and for download on iTunes and Amazon.

Should you have any difficulties please contact us here and to learn more about Carol Jarvis visit her website at caroljarvis.com

Viva Musica! by the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals

13th January 2010

 “Viva Musica” MHP1509

We have now completed the work with the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

 The CD will be launched at a concert which will be held on Thursday 25th February 2010 at Milton Abbey in Blandford Dorset

 You can learn more about the band at their website The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.

Belgian Nick Ost and Fodens Band CD recording

“Over The Edge” MHP1609

The work with the Belgian euphonium player Nick Ost and the Fodens Band has now been completed and the CD will be available in early February.

The recording features works by Flemish composers including François Glorieux, Roger Derongé, Bart Picqueur and Bart Watté.

The details and availabilty of the CD can be found on the Nick Ost and Fodens Band websites.

Another encouraging review from 4barsrest.com

“Scherzo Brass MHP1309”

We have had another complimentary review published on the brass band website 4barsrest.com, on this occasion the review of Scherzo Brass which was completed in August.

The review praises the repertoire and the playing but also adds:- With excellent post-production work (the recording ambience is sharp but intimate) and comprehensive sleeve notes, Scherzo has delivered a very fine debut release.

The full review can be found at 4barsrest.com.