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Music for Brass Band, "War Memorials" - Music of Britten, Dobson, Higgins, Holloway, McCabe, McGhee, Lucy Pankhurst / Tredegar Town Band; Cory Band

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn)
>Holloway, Robin : Men Marching, for brass band (War Memorial no 1), Op. 50/1
>Pankhurst, Lucie : Voices (In Memoriam), for brass band & soundtrack
>Holloway, Robin : From Hills and Valleys, for brass band (War Memorial no 2), Op. 50/2
>McCabe, John : The Maunsell Forts, nocturne for brass band
>Britten, Benjamin : Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
>Pankhurst, Lucie : Divisions after Benjamin Britten
>Dobson, Simon [Composer] : Divisions after Benjamin Britten
>McGhee, Paul : Divisions after Benjamin Britten
>Higgins, Gavin : Divisions after Benjamin Britten
Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The period between the two World Wars was one of the most productive for the composition of music for brass band. Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Bliss, and Ireland all added their voices to the repertoire. This album is comprised of brass band pieces which were written to pay tribute to the loss of young life during the wars. The album is bookended by works from Benjamin Britten, with the works between receiving their first recorded performances. Cory Bray has been the number one brass band in the world for nearly a decade. The group was founded in 1884 and is based in the Rhondda Valley in Wales. The Tredegar Town Band are 2016 Welsh Champions and Double British Open Champions.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Northern College of Music Fest (01/2010); Parc Hall, Cwm-Parc, Wales (01/2010); Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Aberdare, Wales (01/2010); BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Northern College of Music Fest (01/23/2016); Parc Hall, Cwm-Parc, Wales (01/23/2016); Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Aberdare, Wales (01/23/2016); BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Northern College of Music Fest (07/2016); Parc Hall, Cwm-Parc, Wales (07/2016); Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Aberdare, Wales (07/2016).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn)
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Holloway, Robin : Men Marching, for brass band (War Memorial no 1), Op. 50/1
  • Conductor: Philip Harper
  • Ensemble: The Cory Band
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1980s

>Pankhurst, Lucie : Voices (In Memoriam), for brass band & soundtrack
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 10 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Holloway, Robin : From Hills and Valleys, for brass band (War Memorial no 2), Op. 50/2
  • Conductor: Philip Harper
  • Ensemble: The Cory Band
  • Running Time: 13 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1980s

>McCabe, John : The Maunsell Forts, nocturne for brass band
  • Conductor: Robert Childs
  • Ensemble: The Cory Band
  • Running Time: 16 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Britten, Benjamin : Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Pankhurst, Lucie : Divisions after Benjamin Britten :: Prelude - His Depth, for brass band (part of collaborative work)
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Britten, Benjamin : Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Dobson, Simon [Composer] : Divisions after Benjamin Britten :: Scherzo - His Vitality, for brass band (part of collaborative work
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Britten, Benjamin : Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>McGhee, Paul : Divisions after Benjamin Britten :: March - His Sympathy, for brass band (part of collaborative work)
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: March

>Britten, Benjamin : Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Higgins, Gavin : Divisions after Benjamin Britten :: Toccata - His Skill, for brass band (part of collaborative work)
  • Conductor: Ian Porthouse
  • Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary