Metropole Brass bands presents new CD with soprano soloist Steven Devolder

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  1. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Metropole Brass band presents new CD with soprano soloist Steven Devolder

    On Saturday 29th October, the Metropole Brass Band from Antwerp, Belgium will present its first studio recording. The CD will be called "Supra Sopra" and it features the band's excellent soprano soloist Steven Devolder.

    Steven Devolder is one of Belgium's foremost brass musicians. Professionally, he plays trumpet with the Muntschouwburg Orchestra of Brussels and he teaches brass at the conservatoire of Ghent. For years, he played soprano cornet with Brass Band Midden-Brabant. Now he is a member of Metropole Brass, one of Belgium's up-and-coming championship section brass bands.

    The title track of the CD, "Supra Sopra", is a new composition by Belgian Johan Evenepoel (who also cooperated with the band for recording the CD). The rest of the tracklist consists of some soprano classics, as well as some new pieces and arrangements:
    1. Supra Sopra (Evenepoel) [IMGRIGHT][/IMGRIGHT]
    2. Once upon a Time in the West (Morricone/arr. Duncan)
    3. Greensleeves (Trad/arr. Bellens)
    4. Capriccio (Philip Sparke)
    5. 18th Variation (Rachmaninov/arr. Snell)
    6. Prayer (Mascagni/arr. Voet)
    7. Rhapsody (Robert Eaves)
    8. Flowerdale (Sparke)
    9. La Califfa (Morricone/arr. Pullin)
    10. Concert Galop (Philip Wilby)
    11. Caruso (Dalla/arr. Vertommen)
    12. Live bonus: Schindler's List (Williams/arr. Smith)
    The CD will be officially presented at a concert in Harelbeke (Cultural Centre "Het Spoor") on 29/10 (starting at 20h00). For Metropole Brass Band, this concert will also be a try-out for the Belgian Nationals, as they will play both the set piece (The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea) and their own choice piece.

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  2. jolien

    jolien New Member