Frank Renton
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Frank Renton

Frank Renton Biography (Wikipedia)

Frank Renton is a British musician, conductor and broadcaster, and former host of Listen to the Band on BBC Radio 2.

An accomplished trumpet player, Renton won a competition for young conductors at the 1967 Edinburgh Festival, whilst employed as a musician in the British Army. Conducting appointments soon followed in West Germany, Cyprus, Singapore and Scotland, before returning to England as Director of a Military Music School in York. He was Musical Director for Versatile Brass for three years, and began conducting the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. He has also worked extensively with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Radio Orchestra, as well as writing and producing a number of musical programmes for BBC Radio.

In 1985, Renton was appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Artillery Orchestra in London, then in 1988 accepted the dual appointment of Principal Director of Music for the Army and Director of the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall in the rank of Lt. Colonel, the youngest person ever to hold the dual appointments. In 1988, he also became Principal Conductor of the British Concert Orchestra, and began to guest conduct all over the world. Through the series of Royal Concerts in London he conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Orchestra of English National Opera and the Scottish National orchestra, and was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1986. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

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Julius Fucik
Florentine March
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Florentine March
George Gershwin
Our Love Is Here To Stay
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Our Love Is Here To Stay
Joaquín Rodrigo
Concerto De Aranjuez
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Concerto De Aranjuez
Gioachino Rossini
William Tell
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William Tell
Jimmy Webb
Macarthur Park
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Macarthur Park
Auber, Grimethorpe Colliery Band & Frank Renton
Le Domino Noir
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Le Domino Noir
Hollings, Grimethorpe Colliery Band & Frank Renton
Lake Of Ternderness
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Lake Of Ternderness
Cole Porter
I've Got You Under My Skin
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I've Got You Under My Skin
Modest Mussorgsky
Baba Yaga and Grat Gates Of Kiev
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Baba Yaga and Grat Gates Of Kiev
Elgar Howarth
Hogarth's Hoe Down
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Hogarth's Hoe Down
Johann Sebastian Bach
Little Fugue
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Little Fugue
Irving Berlin
Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
Derek Bourgeois
Serenade
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Serenade
Calloway
Minnie The Moocher
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Minnie The Moocher

Minnie The Moocher

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Greg Barnes
Kirkintilloch Band
Steve Stewart
Music Arranger
Conductor
Claude Debussy
Girl With The Flaxen Hair
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Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Gordon Langford
New Horizons
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New Horizons
Philip Wilby
Paganini Variations
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Paganini Variations
Coots
Comin' To Town
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Comin' To Town

Comin' To Town

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Brass Band Of Battle Creek
Music Arranger
Freeh
Conductor
John Williams
Born On The Fourth Of July
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Born On The Fourth Of July
Conti
Rocky
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Rocky

Rocky

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Kirkintilloch Band
Music Arranger
Conductor
Billy Strayhorn
Chelsea Bridge
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Chelsea Bridge

Chelsea Bridge

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Kirkintilloch Band
Music Arranger
Conductor
Jan Magne Førde
Lokkeslotten
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Lokkeslotten

Lokkeslotten

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Stavanger Brass Band
Conductor
Lennon/McCartney, Kirkintilloch Band & Frank Renton
Norwegian Wood
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Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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Lennon/McCartney
Performer
Kirkintilloch Band
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