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    New CD of Ray Steadman-Allen music

    A new CD of music by Ray Steadman-Allen is about to be released by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Details here:
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    John Miller lecture on Youtube

    The book to which John Miller refers in this lecture is to be published later this year and is available for pre-order. It's a bit on the pricey side unfortunately, but look of great interest to anyone with an interest in brass which extends beyond just brass bands. Details here...
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    Frank Lloyd CD

    A rare copy of Frank Lloyd's solo CD No Limits is available on Ebay here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204005958060
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Please note that Pop Goes the Posthorn and Der Geist des Woiwoden are now both sold. Thanks.
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Second-hand music for sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204002264253?hash=item2f7f7b84bd:g:jsUAAOSw3zRisdT5
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Second-hand music for sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204002268149?hash=item2f7f7b93f5:g:jt8AAOSw8dtisdeN
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Second-hand music for sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/204002271267
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Der Geist des Weiwoden (Ludwick Grossmann arr. Peter Parkes) A second-hand set of parts and full score in good condition. All parts in manuscript. As recorded by the Black Dyke Mills Band on their old CD The Concert Sound of the Black Dyke Mills Band (1981). Available here...
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    Second-hand brass band music for sale

    Pop Goes the Posthorn (W Hogarth Lear). A second-hand set of parts with short score for brass band. Some parts are marked but are clearly legible. Please note that this set does not include a soprano or repiano cornet part (presumably as the players are deemed to be the posthorn soloists)...
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    John Miller lecture on Youtube

    I just stumbled on this online lecture by John Miller from a couple of years ago. It's mostly about orchestral brass ensembles but there are plenty of references to the brass band, especially in the Q & A after the lecture. (I like the reference to John McCabe particularly!) Might be of...
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    Is there anybody out there?

    Hello Jim, I asked that question a while ago as I miss the letters (and the editorial column) too. Mr Fox told me, and I quote directly from his reply, that he "just cannot be bothered to edit an echo chamber of increasingly crass libelness (sic) nonsense from people with worthless opinions"...
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    In Switzerland (Eric Ball)

    It isn't in my collection I'm afraid. Offhand, I don't know of any commercial recording of this piece. Sorry.
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    The picture which inspired Victorian Snapshots

    The picture was published in the War Cry, the house journal of the Salvation Army, on 15th May 1886. Below is the text which accompanied the picture. Strangely enough, it makes no mention of the competing merits of the various valve systems of brass instruments. But I suppose the writer had...
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    The picture which inspired Victorian Snapshots

    I was having a tidy-up the other day and came across this document. It's the picture which inspired Ray Steadman-Allen's brilliant work Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliffe Highway. When you compare the picture with the extraordinary depth of the work you realise just how much imagination and...
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    Berkhamsted and Boxmoor Band

    Is there anybody out there who was a member of the now defunct Berkhamsted and Boxmoor Band, particularly around the early to mid 1980s? I've been digitising my old 35mm slide collection recently, and pictures from that time have revived a lot of old memories.
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