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Gordon Langford

Frank Renton celebrates the groundbreaking brass band music of Gordon Langford.

Band libraries around the world are full of the wonderful arrangements and original compositions of Gordon Langford who died in April. Frank Renton looks back over his distinguished career which included numerous ground-breaking recordings with The Black Dyke Band, an Ivor Novello Award and the orchestration of several block buster Hollywood movies. We'll revisit his classic arrangements of British Folk Songs and remember great original music such as his Rhapsody for Trombone.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gordon Langford

    The Worth Valley Railway from Three Haworth Impressions

    Performer: Rigid Containers Group Band. Conductor: John Berryman.
    • English Landscapes.
    • HARLEQUIN.
    • 12.
  • Jim Sheperd with Black Dyke Mills Band

    My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

    • Traditionally British.
    • Chandos.
  • Gordon Langford

    Summer Scherzo

    Performer: Besses o’ th’ Barn Band. Conductor: Roy Newsome.
    • Showcase For Brass.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    Sir Roger De Coverley

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Gordon Langford. Conductor: Peter Parkes.
    • The Great British Tradition.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Gordon Langford

    New Horizons

    Performer: Band of the Royal Military School of Music (Kneller Hall). Performer: Lee Sharpe. Conductor: Frank Renton.
    • Sugar And Spice.
    • BANDLEADER.
    • 10.
  • Trad.

    Lincolnshire Poacher

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Gordon Langford. Conductor: Peter Parkes.
    • The Great British Tradition.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.

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