PeterBale said:I also particularly liked the NYSB's "Hemispheres" (1996), largely because of the attractive programming, although many of the pieces are not really known this side of the Atlantic. The soloists play very well ("Longings" by Gordon Ward, "The Better World" by Aaron Vanderweele, and "The Guardian" by Vanda Spence) and the band show their versatility, moving between such repertoire as the big band style "England Swings", to Curnow's "The Great Salvation War" and Dean Goffin's majestic "Arise my soul, arise".
Peter, I enjoyed 'Hemispheres' too but mainly for Harold Burgmayer's title track. I don't imagine it will ever get too much airing due to the fact it's just so different. My favourite bit is when 'I'll go in the strength of the Lord' merges seamlessly into the 'Can-Can'!! :lol:
I also like the CSB 'Golden Slippers' LP but am nervous about saying so in case we wake Mr. Steven Day up again!! :wink:
Edinburgh Gorgie Band
Fuoco Brass - love that trombone solo :!: