This recording takes its title from the piece for Solo Cornet and Band by Gordon Langford, beautifully played here by the RAB’s Solo Cornet Martin Hinton.
The programme is part of SRC’s Bandstand series, with marches and Three English Dances by Roger Quilter to appeal to lovers of traditional military band music, Korngold’s Overture: Captain Blood (from the film starring Errol Flynn) and music from Star Wars.
Aaron Copland’s tone poem El Salon Mexico is the major work featured, it has the reputation of being exceedingly difficult to play and to conduct. Here, under Director of Music Major Tim Arnold, the RAB give a rumbustious and finely honed performance to delight one and all in its depiction of a dance hall in Mexico City.
|2||March: Flying Colours||The Royal Artillery Band||Simon Haw||2.55|
|3||Star Wars: The Imperial March||The Royal Artillery Band||John Williams||2.59|
|6||Star Wars: Main Theme||The Royal Artillery Band||John Williams||2.44|
|7||A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square||The Royal Artillery Band||Manning Sherwin & Jack Strachey||3.27|
|8||The Jazz Police||The Royal Artillery Band||Gordon Goodwin||5.15|
|9||March: The Spirit of Pageantry||The Royal Artillery Band||Percy Fletcher||6.58|
|10||New Horizons (Romance and Scherzo)||The Royal Artillery Band||Gordon Langford||7.05|
|11||Highland Cathedral||The Royal Artillery Band||Korb & Roever||3.31|
|12||Captain Blood||The Royal Artillery Band||Erich Korngold||3.27|
|13||Three Enlish Dances: i Allegretto semplice||The Royal Artillery Band||Roger Quilter||3.01|
|14||Three Enlish Dances: ii Allegro scherzoso||The Royal Artillery Band||Roger Quilter||2.02|
|15||Three Enlish Dances: iii Allegro non troppo||The Royal Artillery Band||Roger Quilter||2.25|
|16||El Salon Mexico||The Royal Artillery Band||Aaron Copeland||10.51|
|17||La Baum (The Thistle)||The Royal Artillery Band||Traditional||4.28|
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