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Frank Renton talks to composer Rodney Newton about his writing and playing career.

Rodney Newton's compositions can be found in brass band libraries all over the world, especially his ground breaking Acid Brass.

He started his musical career as a tympanist, moved on to film composition and is now one of the central characters on the band scene today.

He talks to Frank about his work and the future for banding as he sees it.

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Fri 19 Jun 2009 21:30

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