RNCM Brass Band Festival 2016
Tom Redmond presents performances from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Cory Band at the 2016 Brass Band Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Tom Redmond presents performances from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Cory Band at this year's Brass Band Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
This year the festival pays tribute to the creativity of John McCabe (1939 - 2015), whose brass band works are among the most highly regarded in the brass band repertoire. A retrospective of the complete brass band music of Joseph Horovitz honours this distinguished composer and teacher in his 90th year. Both composers have works featured in tonight's concerts.
Part 1: Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conducted by Robert Childs with Jamie Smith and Alexis Demailly (cornets)*
John McCabe: Salamander
Joseph Horovitz: Concerto Classico*
Nigel Clarke: Further Adventures of the Same (first performance)
During the Interval Tom Redmond discusses the role of the brass band in the 21st century with four key figures from the modern brass band world.
Part 2: Cory Band, conducted by Philip Harper
John McCabe: Images
Alexander Comitas: Audita Tremendi (first performance)
Gustav Holst: A Moorside Suite
Photo credit: John Stirzaker ARPS.