Category: Brass Band

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Too Much Mustard

This album presents ragtime as it was played by sophisticated professional musicians during the second decade of the twentieth-century, as distinct from the pianists from Missouri and Texas who were the founding-fathers of the form.; James Reese Europe was the first outstanding negro bandleader in the US forming in 1910 the Clef Club Orchestra, then Europe's Society Orchestra and soon after the entry of the United States into the first World War on April 6,1917, Lt. Europe was called on to form "the best brass band in the U.S. Army." This, known as the “Hell-Fighters”, was drawn from the 369th infantry Division,and saw active service in France during 1918. After the war, in February, 1919, the band returned to America and was a feature of the Victory Parade that welcomed home President Woodrow Wilson, the first American President to journey overseas.; Arthur Pryor was born in Missouri in 1873. He studied music as a lad, and became so proficient a trombonist that he secured a position as principal in the famous concert band conducted by the great John Philip Sousa. Before he was twenty-five Pryor was appointed assistant director of the band and indeed all its records which date back at their earliest to 1896-were made under his rather than Sousa's direction.
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Spectrum - The Rise to Fame of the Stanshawe (Bristol) Band
The Stanshawe (Bristol) Band conducted by Walter Hargreaves

This album created quite a stir in the brass band world when it was released in 1975 and it remains spine-chilling to this day.
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Enchanted Carols

"One of the most delightful & imaginative Christmas records I have ever come across" commented the record reviewer in the Oxford Times and we think this is a fair assessment of our biggest selling album. It is a veritable feast of Christmas music with Victorian musical boxes, handbells, church bells, barrel organs, street pianos, handbell choir and brass band. A kaleidoscope of sounds of the best known carol tunes intermingled with a few lesser known delights, plus the joyous pealing of the bells of St. Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol to start and end this celebration of Christmas.
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Conductors Showcase
Sun Life Stanshawe Band

The Sun Life Stanshawe Band have been major prizewinners and a leading force in the British brass band movement. Various distinguished conductors have led them to victory and this album features most of them.
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Best Of Brass

Lyndon Baglin's BEST OF BRASS is a ten piece band which includes some of Britain's finest brass players, including of course Lyndon's unsurpassed euphonium playing.
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The Lighter Side of Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
Bryan Allen, trumpet, Richard Sandland, tuba, Andy Culshaw, trumpet, Stephen Roberts, horn, Simon Hogg, trombone

Fine Arts Brass Ensemble are one of Britain's leading brass groups who have broadcast and performed all over the world. This album features the lighter side of their repertoire and, as such, is highly entertaining and approachable.
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.