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A Brass Band Christmas

With sleighs, stars and heralds everywhere, Frank Renton enjoys the best of Christmas brass.

It's the time of year when more people hear the sound of a brass band as they add their own festive cheer to high streets and shopping centres all over the country and with sleighs, stars and heralds everywhere, Frank Renton enjoys the best of Christmas brass The North Carolina Brass Band wish us all Feliz Navidad, we hear a musical reaction to a German painting depicting Mary with the infant Jesus, from that legendary writer of Christmas music John Rutter, Manger Musikklag reinvent Silent Night and of course we end with Hark The Herald Angels Sing from the land of song as Cory are joined by the famous Treorchy Male Voice Choir.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Paul Sharman

    Star Of Wonder

    Performer: International Staff Band of the Salvation Army. Conductor: Stephen Cobb.
    • Celebrate The Season.
    • SP&S.
    • 11.

    Silent Night

    Composer: Joseph. Performer: Manger Musikklag. Music Arranger: William Gordon. Conductor: Allan Withington.
    • December.
    • DOYEN.
    • 2.
  • José Feliciano

    Feliz Navidad

    Performer: North Carolina Brass Band. Music Arranger: Dorothy Gates.
    • Christmas Wrapped In Brass.
    • North Carolina Brass Band.
    • 4.
  • John Rutter

    Dormi, Jesu

    Performer: Virtuosi GUS Band. Music Arranger: Wainwright. Conductor: John Berryman.
    • Christmas Fantasia - The Music Of Andrew Wainwright.
    • DOYEN.
    • 10.
  • Sergei Prokofiev


    Performer: Household Troops Band Of The Salvation Army. Music Arranger: Andrew Blythe.
    • Seasons Greetings From The Troops.
    • BH.
    • 3.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Mark Freeh. Conductor: Nicholas Childs.
    • We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
    • Obrasso Records.
    • 15.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    Performer: Cory Band. Music Arranger: Willcocks. Conductor: Philip Harper. Choir: Treorchy Male Voice Choir.
    • A Festival of Fanfares and Carols.
    • DOYEN.
    • 5.


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