Brass Band Heist (Belgium) records its first CD!

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  1. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Ever since they were founded in 2004, Brass Band Heist, conducted by Bert Van Thienen, has had the ambition of being something out of the ordinary in their community (the city of Heist-op-den-Berg in central Belgium). After two years of hard work, the band now has a strong line up, and they are working hard to achieve the goals that were set.

    On januari 14 and March 17/18 2007, the band went to the famous "GALAXY Studio's" in Mol (Belgium) to record their first CD. The idea for this started after the band's concert tour to England last fall and the good results that the band got at the Belgian Nationals last November. With this CD, the band wants to showcase the possibilities of brass band music to the Belgian public, and also showcase some of the talented young musicians in our country.

    The CD consists of a mix of solo pieces and pieces for full band. Jan Van der Roost's "Concerto Grosso" was conducted by the composer himself, and the solo parts were played by Bert Van Thienen on trumpet and Walter Hoeks (Brass Band Willebroek) on trombone. The band's young euphonium star, Glen Van Looy, played the solo piece "Lucy Long". Especially for this CD, a new solo work for soprano cornet was written by the young composer Stijn Roels. The piece is called "Lyrica" and the solo was played by Bert Van Thienen. "Lyrica"will also be the title of the CD. Finally the CD also contains the third section test piece of last year's Belgian Nationals: Gregson's Variations on Laudate Dominum.

    1. March Mühledorf - Derek Broadbent
    2. Ye Banks & Braes – Traditional / arr. Alan Fernie
    3. Variations on Laudate Dominum - Edward Gregson
    4. Feather Theme - A. Silvestri arr. Sandy Smith
    5. Born Free - John Barry arr. Alan Catherall
    6. Lyrica - Stijn Roels soloist Bert Van Thienen (soprano cornet) - conducted by Stijn Roels
    Concerto Grosso - Jan Van der Roost soloists Bert Van Thienen (trumpet) & Walter Hoeks (trombone) - conducted by Jan Van der Roostr
    7. I - Andante Ritmico
    8. II. Tranquillo e espressivo
    9. III. Allegro moderato ma deciso
    10. Eriskay Love Lilt - arr. Alan Fernie
    11. Lucy Long - Fred Godfrey arr. Luc Vertommen soloist Glenn Van Looy (euphonium)
    12. The Champions - Major Willcocks

    The CD will be officially presented to the public during the bands upcoming soloist concert on May 28, when the band will be joined by British stars Sheona White (tenor horn) and Stuart Linguard (cornet).

    (News-item sent in by Bert Van Thienen; translated by Jan Houben)
     
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  3. Ryan06

    Ryan06 Member

    I only know the song Variations on Laudate Dominum from that list.
     
  4. A reason to buy the CD and listen to the other tracks! ;)
     
  5. Ryan06

    Ryan06 Member

    A good idea indeed.
     

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