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Symphonic Brass - Verdi, Bizet, Gershwin, et al

> Aida (arr. A. Fernie) - Aida, Act II: Triumphal March
> Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (arr. D. Wright) - Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
> Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint (arr. G. Richards) - Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint (arr. G. Richards)
> Carmen Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - I. Aragonaise
> Carmen Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - II. Habanera
> Carmen Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - III. Entr'acte
> Carmen Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - IV. Intermezzo
> Carmen Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - V. Toreadors' Song
> The Planets, Op. 32 - The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
> L'arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole (arr. H. Lorriman) - L'arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole
> Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9: Nimrod (arr. E. Ball) - Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9: Nimrod
> Spitfire Prelude and Fugue: Fugue (arr. A. Fernie) - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue: Fugue
> Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - I. It Ain't Necessarily So
> Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - II. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
> Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - III. Bess You is My Woman Now
> Porgy and Bess Suite (arr. A. Fernie) - IV. I’m On My Way
> Saving Private Ryan (arr. K. van der Woude) - Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen
> 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49 (arr. R. Childs) - 1812 Overture, Op. 49

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Walton, William : Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Williams, John : Saving Private Ryan
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A collection of popular classics though not as we know them, this recording includes perennial favourites such as the Grand March from Verdi’s 'Aida', Nimrod from Elgar’s 'Enigma Variations' and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 'Overture', transcribed for brass band by prominent arranger/composers from the 1930s to the present day. Founded in 1855, the legendary Black Dyke Band has been awarded the title ‘Champion Band of Great Britain’ no less than twenty times. In their 150th year they also became European and British Open Champions 2005, and they retained the British Open title in 2006.



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Grand March
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1879

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Deep Inside the Sacred Temple
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Aragonaise
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Habanera
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Toreador's Song
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 :: Jupiter
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra :: Farandole
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/01/1872

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Walton, William : Prelude and Fugue "Spitfire"
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Bess You Is My Woman Now
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: I'm On My Way
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Williams, John : Saving Private Ryan :: Hymn to the Fallen
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1998

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
  • Conductor: Nicholas Childs
  • Ensemble: Black Dyke Band
  • Notes: Morley Town Hall, West Yorkshire, England (07/02/2007-07/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880