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Open Championships

The British Open Brass Band Championships is the longest running brass band competition in the world and last weekend was the 158th time that bands have competed for the honour of winning. As is usual these days it's associated Sunday Gala Concert features three of the world's most famous bands in concert and this year it's The Grimethorpe Colliery, Cory and The Black Dyke Bands who take to the stage in Symphony Hall Birmingham. In the first of three programmes featuring music and conversation from the weekend, Frank Renton presents the music, players and conductors of the competition itself and catches up with BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist Matthew White before he plays his prize winning piece with The Black Dyke Band next week.

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Thu 9 Sep 2010 22:30

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