80 Years in the Making - CD

80 Years in the Making - CD
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2013 marks the 80th anniversary of Virtuosi GUS Band. Anniversaries are a way of marking significant milestones and symbolic moments in time; they are a way of celebrating achievement, they are a time of reflection and consideration, looking back at the past but also looking forward to the future. Through anniversaries come service and milestones such as the one the band celebrated in 2013 do not occur without the considerable commitment and dedication of those who devote themselves wholeheartedly to the cause.

There can be no finer example of this than John Berryman, who, in October 2013, relinquishes his position as Musical Director after no less than 54 years association with Virtuosi GUS Band. Joining the band at the tender age of 18, within a year he had been appointed principal cornet. Since that time, John has enjoyed two highly successful terms as Musical Director and one as Resident Conductor. It may be true to say that for all the tangible success he has brought to the band, it is in the less obvious areas that John will perhaps be best remembered. For example, his unassuming character, unselfish commitment to the cause and endearing personality. What remains incalculable is the guidance and encouragement he has shown to the numerous players who have come under his wing. This album then, as well being a celebration of the band's 80th anniversary, is a fitting tribute to John Berryman and all he has achieved with the band during his long association.

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1Toccata and Fugue in D MinorJ. S. Bach arr. Mark FreehVirtuosi GUS Band8.36
2JealousyJacob Gade arr. John IvesonPeter Collins and James Fountain (Trumpets) with Virtuosi GUS Band4.38
3Cantus LacrimosusKarl Jenkins arr. Andrew WainwrightVirtuosi GUS Band3.55
4Themes from SilveradoBruce Broughton arr. Gareth GreenVirtuosi GUS Band4.19
5The Harmonious BlacksmithGeorge Friderick Handel arr. Keith WilkinsonMark Giles (Euphonium) with Virtuosi GUS Band5.03
6And the Winter Moon RisesAndrew BakerVirtuosi GUS Band4.03
7BlackfriarsEric Cundell arr. Frank WrightVirtuosi GUS Band11.17
8Galop from Masquerade SuiteAram Khachaturian arr. Andrew WainwrightVirtuosi GUS Band2.50
9Ballad from Concertino for Flugel HornWilliam HimesThomas Fountain (Flugel Horn) with Virtuosi GUS Band5.15
10-12Contest MusicWilfred HeatonVirtuosi GUS Band
I. Allegro4.13
II. Molto adagio5.24
III. Vivo4.53

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Code:  25326
Product type:  CDs
Genre:  Bands
Artist:  Virtuosi GUS Band