|1||A Hymn to New England||John Williams trs. Stephen Bulla||Cory Band||3.30|
|2||Purcellian Fantasia||Jan de Haan||Cory Band||11.00|
|3||A Brussels Requiem||Bert Appermont||Cory Band||16.00|
|4||Dreamsong||Philip Sparke||Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with Cory Band||5.00|
|5||Viking Age||Thierry Deleruyelle||Cory Band||11.20|
|6||Moon River||Henry Mancini arr. Christopher Bond||Tenor Horn Soloist Ailsa Russell||4.40|
|7||Fever||arr. Marc Jeanbourquin||Cory Band||4.00|
|8||Balkan Dance||Etienne Crausaz||Cory Band||3.40|
|9||Destination Moon||Paul Raphael||Cory Band||18.45|
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This latest release is a much more balanced affair and if the title track is the icing on the cake, and Cory is on scintillating form in Philip Harper's Tintin-inspired Destination Moon, then there is plenty of cream to enjoy as well.
Despite its sombre subject matter, the attacks in Brussels in 2016, I thoroughly enjoyed the virtuosity of Bert Appermont's A Brussels Requiem. It's a tough piece to bring off with a harrowing middle section, and the four parts all have the connecting thread of Au Clair de la Lune.
Spread amongst these substantial pieces are a collection of lighter numbers including A Hymn to New England from the pen of John Williams.
Plenty to enjoy here and all securely brought together on De Haske's behalf by the World of Brass team of Melissa Dee and Daniel Lock.