European Brass Band Championships 2011 - CD

European Brass Band Championships 2011 - CD
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British Bandsman CD of the Year 2011.

With the imposing backdrop of the Alps and the deep blue-grey waters of Lake Geneva framed in every south facing window of the newly-refurbished Auditorium Stravinski, we could not have wished for a more picturesque setting for the 2011 European Brass Band Championships. After a memorable four days of quality music-making and engaging entertainment, Manger Musikklag from Norway's equally beautiful fjord coast, where its brass band heart beats fastest, reached the summit of European banding for the first time, having been 'in the frame' on more than one occasion in the past. What struck a chord with so many of the cognoscente in the capacity audiences, who were drawn to the cultural hub of Montreux, was the undemonstrative yet unfailingly musical way in which Manger achieved its victory. Under conductor Peter Szilvay's intelligent direction, the band produced two of the most satisfying performances of the weekend, in which the music leaped off the page with flair and imagination.

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Disc 1

1Audivi Media NocteOliver WaespiManger Musikklag18.50
2Toccata for Brass BandJean-Selim AbdelmoulaEuropean Youth Brass Band5.45
3The Old ChaletTraditional arr. Howard SnellEuropean Youth Brass Band5.06
4The Dreaded Groove and HookSimon DobsonEuropean Youth Brass Band3.47
5Welsh FantasyGareth Wood and Gordon LangfordCory Band5.33
6Stabat MaterKarl Jenkins arr. Andrew Wainwright and Robert ChildsCory Band13.09
7VertexStephen HodelEnsemble de Cuivres Euphonia7.07
8Of Men and MountainsEdward GregsonEnsemble de Cuivres Euphonia16.38

Disc 2

1Old Licks Bluesed UpTorstein Aagaard-NilsenManger Musikklag18.35
2BenedictionJohn StevensDuo Synthesis4.10
3Gankino HoroTraditional arr. HolmDuo Synthesis2.28
4Es Burebuebli Goes StrangeTraditional arr. JamesHeinz Saurer (Trumpet) with Swiss Brass Consort3.05
5Be a ClownCole Porter arr. Alan FernieSwiss Brass Consort1.31
6BrillantePeter GrahamDavid Childs and David Thornton (Euphoniums) with Cory Band5.15
7Agincourt SongJohn Dunstable arr. Elgar HowarthBrassband Burgermusik Luzern2.08
8The Lonely MaidTraditional arr. Thomas RüediBrassband Burgermusik Luzern5.57
9Pas RedoubléCamille Saint-Saëns arr. Michael BachBrassband Burgermusik Luzern3.48
10From Ancient TimesJan Van Der RoostCory Band18.12
11Finale from William Tell OvertureGioacchino Rossini arr. HawkinsCory Band2.50

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Code:  21621
Product type:  CDs
Genre:  Contests
Artist:  Various
Contest:  European Brass Band Championships