EYMS - The Deep

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  1. Splitone

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    East Yorkshire Motor Services Band – In Deep

    This coming weekend (18th – 20th November) The EYMS Band are venturing into the studios to record a new CD. It has been 6 years since the Band last undertook a full recording when they produced ‘Brass Compass’ under the direction of John Roberts, but they are fully prepared for the task ahead following a period of intense rehearsals under new Musical Director, Jim Davies. Only six of the Band remain from the previous recording (Peter Wilson, Kirsty Fox, Julia Mathews, Danny Hatton, John Mathews and Dave Fox), but several of the Band’s more recent signings have significant recording experience, including Stewart Kennedy (Grimethorpe), Tony Newiss (ABEYBB & Humberside Police), Alison Grantham (Cottingham), and Mark Unsworth (Durham Constabulary & Ever Ready).

    The CD will be entitled ‘The Deep’, in recognition of the world premier recording of the three movement suite, commisioned by the Band to celebrate the opening of Kingston Upon Hull’s new £43,500,000 visitor attraction and marine research facility – ‘The Deep’, the world’s first Submarium. The work by Bram Wiggins, has already featured as a set test piece at the 2004 Pontin’s Brass Band Championships, and has also been used as an own choice piece by several Bands, including St Josephs Brass in the recent Championship of Ireland. The movements are: -

    1. Bridge Across The Humber

    1. Requiem For Lost Mariners

    2. Storm and Thanksgiving

    The Band would like to acknowledge the financial assistance given by Hull City Council through the Hull City Arts Live Music Fund in the commissioning of this piece.

    In a programme selected by Jim Davies, three of the Band’s soloists get the opportunity to shine. Principal Cornet Steve Rudhall (The current New Zealand Cornet Champion) plays Dr Robert Childs arrangement of Bellstedt’s Napoli. Liz Grosvenor plays the James Curnow Rhapsody for Euphonium and Brass Band, whilst Solo Trombonist Mark Unsworth, plays Alan Fernie’s arrangement of In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning. In a selection of music that should appeal to all tastes, Jim has included a traditional march (Honest Toil) overture (Ruy Blas) and hymn (Nicaea). There is music from around the world (Paddy’s Wake, and the Russian Sailors Dance), and the film theme Somewhere Out There. Valero, and A Klezmer Karnival, complete the line up.

    The recording is being produced by Hull based company Reelsound www.reelsound.co.uk, and is taking place at Ackworth School, near Pontefract. Advance orders for the CD can be placed via the band website www.eymsbrassband.co.uk when postage and packing will be included in the CD price. We hope that the release date will be early February 2006.
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