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Brian Travers

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 September 2011

UB40 horn player Brian Travers joins Frank Renton at the 159th British Open Brass Band Championships, to experience the joys and possible surprises of the oldest such competition in the world.

Seventeen of the country's top bands play The Red Priest, a piece based on the re-imagining of Vivaldi's music by the distinguished composer Philip Wilby (listen out for echoes of the famous Four Seasons) in a bid to take the title.

Music Played

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  • Image for Grimethorpe Colliery Band conducted by Garry Cutt

    Grimethorpe Colliery Band conducted by Garry Cutt The Toreador Song From Carmen

  • Image for Virtuosi GUS Band conducted by John Berryman

    Virtuosi GUS Band conducted by John Berryman The Red Priest

  • Image for Black Dyke Band conducted by Nicholas Childs

    Black Dyke Band conducted by Nicholas Childs The Red Priest

  • Image for Cory Band Band conducted by Robert Childs

    Cory Band Band conducted by Robert Childs The Red Priest

  • Image for Black Dyke Band conducted by Nicholas Childs

    Black Dyke Band conducted by Nicholas Childs Toccata Organ Symphony No 5

  • Frank Renton and Brian Travers on the stage of Symphony Hall

    Frank Renton and Brian Travers on the stage of Symphony Hall

Broadcasts

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