Evening All YBS and Grimethorpe ( Essays for brass, Alpha and Omega , History of brass) amongst others have recorded some of the classic larger scale SA repertoire in recent years , encompassing both older and modern SA works . The ISB's "origins" CD has covered a lot of ground where the "big" pieces are concerned as well. Having spent a couple of days trawling through my CD / tape collection , I'm wondering whether those of us with SA links past or present could suggest other works and composers that perhaps have not had as much exposure and would like to see get a look in ? Here are my suggestions for what they are worth . "Army of the brave " and "Horbury" by George Marshall . His marches are still rightly respected. these two pieces are perhaps a little dated by today's standards , but just as the likes of Percy Fletcher were the first to start writing original music for contesting bands , so Marshall did for SA , rather than just classical arrangements or marches. "King's Crusader" by Ray Bowes. This was one of his early compositions and considered quite avant garde at the time , so much so that I am given to understand that the SA told him not to write anything similar again ( willing to be corrected if I have that wrong). A setting of the hymn tune "University" by regular tmp contributor Brian Bowen . A fine piece of composition that deserves wider exposure. "Songs of the seasons" by Kenneth Cook - again, possibly a bit dated by current standards but a ground-breaker in it's time ( late 50's / early 60's I think ) and still worth a listen. Finally , two works by Ray Steadman Allen . "The Warrior Psalm" - has already cropped up in discussions on tmp and is surely in need of a definitive recording , and his marvellous trombone solo "The Eternal quest" . Again , this is writing of the highest standard that I think any band would be keen to study . (These are just my thoughts. In light of other threads I do not wish to imply that good SA music is in any way superior or should be approached differently to any other good brass band composition . Spent my formative years in the SA and now very happy in a contesting band ).