A recent thread has got my thinking about my favourite SA Band recordings. I stress, SA Band releases as I am sure that the 'Essays' series by YBS would be on the top of many peoples lists. Mine: Kaleidascope by Enfield Citadel (early 1980s) - Maybe a great band at their peak? The band is just fantastic and with pieces like Resurgam, Call of the Righteous and Brian Bowens title track, I only wish it was available on CD. If anyone has a Cd copy of it, let me know. Sounds of Joy by the Canadian Staff Band (1990) - A super super band. Tight, slick, exciting and some great players amongst them (Derick 'Golden Slippers' Dyffey, Clarence White, Ivor Snell plus the present BM on 2nd bone!). At 10 years old this is the first band I remember hearing and just could not believe how good they sounded. I still listen to the Cd - there are many highlights on the disc but the best one for me is Downie's 'He can break every fetter' which leaves me speachless (no mean feat!). I gather one previous head of sa music did not publish this initially because it was too short...if this is true, then the world was denied a wonderful devotional piece until it eventually came to print in the 90's. A Christmas Festival in Brass by ISB 1970(?) - I love hearing the Bernard Adams ISB - they were so so musical and everything sounds so choral like - I am led to believe that Choral music was his real passion. There are some great arrangements of carols by RSA which unfortunately have not found their way into print (come on World of Brass...do your stuff!). Players in the band (although I was -10 years old at the time so relying on my fathers memory) - Roland Cobb, Ray Bowes, Brian Bowen, Ron Harrison, Robert Redhead, Ian Hankey, Josh Walford. Heaton Collection by the ISB (2002?) - This CD is not about the playing (although very good as usual) but WH's music is just something else for me. 1965 Lp from the RAH with the ISB (not sure of the title) - Two major premieres performed by the Adams ISB. Holy War, which is one of my favourite pieces ever: cannot imagine the atmosphere that set that night. It was controversal stuff for the time I guess but the applause at the end is massive indicating what most people thought! Also RSA is pianist in his own Fantasia on 'Christ is the Answer' - again really exciting - seems to become a Rach piano concerto at the end....great , historical recording. Any thoughts?