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One step closer to the Final

Eight players record 10 minutes of music with one of our top bands. Frank Renton presents these semi-final highlights. Clare Freeman talks to the players about their love of music.

Our search for the next brass star reaches this exciting stage as 8 players hope to take one of the 4 places at the Final. To impress the judges they all get to record 10 minutes of music with Foden's Band and conductor Michael Fowles as they try to get a step nearer to lifting the trophy and take up the unique performance prize on offer. Frank Renton presents and announces the names of the Finalists as Clare Freeman asks the players about the place music making has in their lives and how they've been preparing for this Semi Final.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 27 Feb 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • Peter Graham


    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: Thomas Nielsen. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Arthur Pryor

    Fantastic Polka for Trombone and Brass Band

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: Sam Dye. Music Arranger: Keith Wilkinson. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Harry James

    Concerto for Trumpet

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: Paul Mitchell. Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Irish Traditional

    The Lark In The Clear Air

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Music Arranger: Gordon Langford. Conductor: Michael Fowles. Performer: Ross Dunne.
  • Gareth Wood

    Dance Sequence

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: Jordan Robertson. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Rodney Newton

    Capriccio for Tuba and Band

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: Christopher Barron. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Alexander Arutiunian

    Trumpet Concerto

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Performer: James Nash. Music Arranger: Roger Harvey. Conductor: Michael Fowles.
  • Philip Wilby

    Euphonium Concerto (2nd Movement)

    Performer: Foden’s Band. Conductor: Michael Fowles. Performer: Cameron Scott.


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