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Trials & Triumphs

Artist: Foden's Band

SKU: 100531-group

Catalogue Number: DOY CD391

Quick Overview

Three dates across a two-year period tell the story of this album:

Sunday 17 April 2016, Wednesday 6 September 2017 and Saturday 6 October 2018.

The fire in 2016 at the band’s rehearsal premises has been well documented, together with the loss of the library and so many historical artefacts and items of memorabilia. In this same year Foden’s was successful with an application to Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’ for a “Three Year Strategic Music and Audience Development Plan 2016-2019”.

Included in the funding application was a commission from Derek Bourgeois to celebrate the famous double hat-trick of wins achieved by Foden’s at the National Championship of Great Britain 1932, 33 & 34 and again in 1936, 37 & 38. This piece, a celebration of everything to do with brass band contests, proved to be the last major work for brass band that Bourgeois wrote before he passed away in September 2017. The following months saw many logistical problems overcome, new rehearsal premises secured, all whilst fulfilling the band’s busy engagement diary. Having come through all the “Trials”, Saturday 6 October 2018 saw the band’s ultimate “Triumph”, being crowned National Champion Band of Great Britain.

This album then is a musical representation of two years in the life of the band.


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1 Phoenix Rising Tom Davoren 4.41
2 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Dukas arr. Derek Bourgeois 10.36
3 Song for Eilir Robin Dewhurst 6.48
4 Handel in the Band Kenneth Downie 16.21
5 The Crowning Jonathan Bates 3.16
6 Eternal Source of Light Divine Jonathan Bates 4.19
7 The King of Swing John Barber 3.22
8 Seaside Rendezvous Mercury arr. Iain McKnight 2.15
9 Send in the Clowns Sondheim arr. John Barber 4.58
10 Thy Tribute Bring John Barber 5.49
11 Trials and Triumphs Derek Bourgeois 13.59

Additional Information

Release Date 26 Apr 2019
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  1. Brass Band World CD of the Month issue. 283 review by Thomas Dunne on 02/05/2019

    The perfect blend of serious repertoire and lighter music, with outstanding audio quality and presentation, this disc will appeal to the avid enthusiast and casual listener alike.

    5/5 Programme
    5/5 Performance
    5/5 Recording
    5/5 Presentation

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