New Music for Brass Band

New Music for Brass Band

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New music for brass band including: Altitude - one of George Benjamin's earliest works; Richard Rodney Bennett's lament Flowers of the Forest; Judith Bingham's dark tone-poem Prague; Kenneth Hesketh dramatic Alchymist's Journal; variations on a theme from Tippett's A Midsummer Marriage. Curated by Paul Hindmarsh (who commissioned some of the works), it is performed by the Foden's Richardson Band conducted by Bramwell Tovey.

Foden's Richardson Band
Bramwell Tovey conductor



British Bandsman CD of the Year 2008 · 4 Bars Rest CD of the Year · Brass Band World Brass Band World 'CD of the Month' & Award Nomination 2008

'It is difficult to put into words just how good this disc is … surely one of the finest brass band discs ever produced. Not only must it be one of the front runners for the CD of the Year, this reviewer can only imagine that a CD of the Decade award might be handed to it in two years time too!' British Bandsman

'This is unquestionably the most important brass band CD release of 2008.' 4 Bars Rest

'The combination of Tovey and Foden’s is simply irresistible … [this CD] not only demands a place in the collections of all devotees of the brass band genre but would be also of great interest to musicians in the wider musical world.' Brass Band World

'A fascinating set of variations, brilliantly dispatched.' The Sunday Times


The works on this disc were recorded on 3-5 May 2008 at King’s School, Macclesfield.

Engineer and editor: TONY WASS
Digital mastering: NINTH WAVE AUDIO
Executive Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS

(P) 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D142
Release Date: 13 October 2008