Anyone received/listened to their copy of the new Steadman-Allen/YBS recording yet?
GJG said:[OK, I admit it, I'm sulking because they didn't include the "Warrior Psalm"; nor have the ISB recorded it yet, despite my repeated lobbying via a certain well-known (on tMP at least) member of their bass section ...]
carlwoodman said:I've tried my best but the next ISB CD looks like including On Ratcliff Highway as the only RSA work.
John Brooks said:... but, with other quality music from RSA still not available (Logos and Daystar are two that come to mind) it seems a strange choice to me. YBS recorded it more recently on Essays - Vol.1 and it's also on the new NYSB CD - Glorifico, due out next week which is possibly the best argument against doing it again. In my collection I also have older recordings by Enfield; Kettering and Melbourne Staff Band.
John Brooks said:The Warrior Psalm has only been recorded once to my knowledge, on A Psalm of Praise by Bristol Easton Band. I have Daystar from 1978 as well but somehow don't have the CSB version of Logos anymore; one of life's mysteries.
Another good one is On Active Service, which I believe was written as a tribute to George Marshall. Personally I would also love to hear a definitive recording of Fantasia too. I know it was recently done by Kettering but, from what I've read, there are some tuning issues on that release.
How about a further RS-A CD with the following:
The Warrior Psalm
On Active Service
The High Council
YBS or ISB, just let me know when I can place my order
Do I have any seconders?
choirmaster said:I'm sure that Intrada brass from Canada ( cond.- Bram Gregson) also recorded Daystar. It has to be one of my all time favourites, a beautiful piece of writing and sadly overlooked. I don't think it has even been published. I think the harmonization of the tune Ascalon, which runs through it was later put to good use by being included in the S.A.'s tune book which arrived a few years later (1983?).
brassneck said:Wasn't Logos written for the ISB in the late '60s and recorded by the Canadian Staff Band?