Essential Dyke Vol. V - Celebrate Rotary - CD

Essential Dyke Vol. V - Celebrate Rotary - CD
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The Essential Dyke Volume V, called 'Celebrate Rotary', was released in 2005 to coincide with the centenary of Rotary, which has links with Black Dyke through a series of high profile concerts in St. David's Hall, Cardiff. 2005 was also the year of Black Dyke Band's own 150th anniversary.

After the mainly traditional programme of Volume IV, this broke the mould slightly, with a number of modern arrangements of traditional titles, especially in the solos. Roger Webster played Schubert's beautiful Du bist die Ruh, arranged by Thomas Wyss, while David Thornton chose Auld Lang Syne in a version by Simone Mantia, a soloist in Sousa's band, but here arranged for brass by Peter Meechan, Black Dyke's Young Composer-in-Association.

The Finale from Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto featured the tenor horn for the first time in the series. It was played by Lesley Howie who, in 1999, achieved fame as the first female member of Black Dyke Band. Another first in the series was the inclusion of a flugel horn solo, Children of Sanchez. This was far removed from tradition, and was played by John Doyle.

There was also a new piece by Peter Graham, Celebrate Rotary, included for obvious reasons. Nevertheless, tradition was never far away, with Walter Hargeaves's spectacular arrangement of Russlan and Ludmilla, and the 1812 Overture, arranged by Robert Childs.

The main change, however, was the inclusion of a major original work, Michael Ball's ...all the Flowers of the Mountain..., the work with which Black Dyke Band won the Nationals in 2004.


1Celebrate RotaryPeter GrahamBlack Dyke Band3.38
2Russlan and LudmillaMikhail Glinka arr. HargreavesBlack Dyke Band5.00
3Du bist die RuhFranz Schubert arr. WyssRoger Webster (Cornet) with Black Dyke Band4.45
4-6Music from the Elizabethan CourtElgar HowarthBlack Dyke Band 
 I. Earle of Oxford's March  3.00
 II. Pavane  2.35
 III. King's Hunting Jig  1.50
7Auld Lang SyneSimone Mantia arr. MeechanDavid Thornton (Euphonium) with Black Dyke Band6.11
8...all the flowers of the mountain...Michael BallBlack Dyke Band14.59
9Allegro from Violin ConcertoFelix Mendelssohn arr. HopkinsonBlack Dyke Band3.50
10Romance from The GadflyDmitri Shostakovich arr. RichardsBlack Dyke Band4.17
11Children of SanchezChuck Mangione arr. GiljeJohn Doyle (Flugel Horn) with Black Dyke Band5.56
121812 OverturePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr. ChildsBlack Dyke Band9.47

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Code:  24613
Product type:  CDs
Genre:  Bands
Artist:  Black Dyke Band
Catalogue Number:  DOYCD193