Blaze - a new solo CD from Richard Marshall

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  1. Active Member

    Due for release this weekend is the new solo CD from Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band principal cornet, Richard Marshall.
    Called Blaze, the CD includes the new cornet concerto by Phil Lawrence of the same name which was premiered by Richard at the Great Northern Brass Arts Festival last September.

    Your first opportunity to purchase a copy of the CD will be at the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships in St. Georges Hall, Bradford. Richard has very kindly agreed to be present at the World of Brass trade stand in order to sign copies of the CD. Come and meet Richard from 3.30pm on Saturday and after the Grimethorpe performance of Rienzi on Sunday.

    If you're not going to be in Bradford, we'll also be in Burton-on-Trent for the Midlands Championships. Otherwise, order now by clicking HERE.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2005
  2. tubawales

    tubawales New Member

    My brother has just been on the phone raving about this new CD. A fine cd from a fine player.
  3. Active Member

    What a weekend for Richard, eh?!
    With the release of a new solo CD and a win at the Yorkshire Regionals he must be on cloud 9 this morning!

    Many thanks to Richard for being around at the weekend to sign copies of Blaze and also to the many of you who ordered the CD via the WoB site.
  4. Active Member

    Your brother is right!
    This is what Rodney Newton said about it in his British Bandsman review on 5th March;

    Without a doubt, Richard Marshall is one of the brass band movement’s brightest talents. His new solo CD hits the ground running, with Jack Peberdy’s arrangement of Kenny Baker’s aptly titled Virtuosity. Richard gives a stunning display of his skills as a trumpet player, stylishly accompanied by Grimethorpe under the experienced direction of Richard Evans. Ronald Binge’s lovely old classic, The Watermill, follows and finds Richard Marshall in his more familiar guise as a cornet soloist, as does Philip Sparke’s Song and Dance.

    Sammy Nestico’s Portrait of a Trumpet gives Richard Marshall another chance to demonstrate his abilities and further excursions into the trumpet repertoire include Neil Diamond’s Love on the Rocks, Harry James’ swinging take on Flight of the Bumblebee and Allen Vizzutti’s solo study, Cascades, all executed with consummate artistry.

    The other cornet solos include Elgar Howarth’s gentle Canto, the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, Ambrose Thomas’ Titania’s Aria, Herman Bellstedt’s Princess Alice and Gilbert Vinter’s Mattheson’s Air, but the most spectacular display is reserved for last. Phil Lawrence’s Blaze is a highly demanding, but very attractive concerto for cornet, which was received with enthusiasm at its first performance last year. Richard Marshall sails through seemingly without effort and the band revels in the jazzy syncopations. An outstanding release, this CD should win many more fans for its superb soloist.

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