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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)

INTERVAL
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John McCabe

    Salamander

    Conductor: Robert Childs. Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
  • Joseph Horovitz

    Concerto Classico

    Performer: Alexis Demailly. Performer: Jamie Smith. Conductor: Robert Childs. Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
  • Nigel Clark

    Further Adventure of the Same

    Conductor: Robert Childs. Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
  • Gavin Higgins

    Dark Arteries

    Conductor: Ian Porthouse. Ensemble: Tredegar Town Band.
    • FABER.
  • Simon Dobson

    Journey of the Lone Wolf

    Conductor: Nicholas Childs. Ensemble: Black Dyke Band.
    • DOYEN.
  • John McCabe

    Images

    Conductor: Philip Harper. Ensemble: Cory Band.
  • Alexander Comitas

    Audita Tremendi

    Conductor: Philip Harper. Ensemble: Cory Band.
  • Gustav Holst

    Moorside Suite

    Conductor: Philip Harper. Ensemble: Cory Band.
  • John Hughes

    Calon Lan (A Pure Heart)

    Conductor: Philip Harper. Ensemble: Cory Band.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Forest of the Amazon; Sentimental Melody

    Singer: Renée Fleming.
  • Joseph Canteloube

    La delaissado (Chants d'Auvergne)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
    • Guilty Pleasures.
    • DECCA.
    • 10.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Ensemble: New World Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
    • 5-6.

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