CD of the Year

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Brian Bowen, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    I don’t think much has been said on this forum about “The Heaton Collection, Volume 4” but the fact its been chosen CD of the year on 4barsrest is most encouraging. It contains superb original music for brass band, magnificently performed by Black Dyke. Likewise the runner up CD, “The Golden Year”.

    I’m encouraged because one might think from much that is written on tMP that music representing the lowest common denominator or the sporting factor is what brass banding is all about.

    Regarding the Heaton CD, I was hoping to hear Richard Marshall (I much prefer his fine sound) tackle the incredible Sinfonia Concertante but theres no denying the skills of Martin Winter, who gave the first performance.
  2. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Agreed - it's a super addition to the recorded repertoire. Variations is a breathtaking piece - I've listened to it dozens of times and it still sounds so fresh.

    And for all of us who wondered what Toccata might have sounded like in its original incarnation... now we know.