New edition out now!
The November edition of the world's leading magazine for brass bands and instrumentalists, BRASS BAND WORLD, is now out and packed with plenty of musical interest and debate to enjoy. Available in print, as well as digital formats for smart 'phones, tablets and desktops.
GUEST EDITOR'S VIEW
In the current political and economic uncertainty, Christopher Thomas, Guest Editor, reflects on the need to rejoice in our love of brass banding and to resist falling into the prevalent Brexit-related self-interest.
World of Brass to live-stream Brass in Concert, a conducting workshop with women in mind and the 8th European Conductors’ Competition.
Mark Good interviews the new tenor horn of Foden’s Band, Grace Jeffers.
Helen Williams brings more news about the achievements of grass roots banding, which include a TV appearance, anniversary celebrations, charitable endeavours and bands returning to the contesting fray.
‘JAPAN – YOU WERE INCREDIBLE’
Black Dyke’s principal tenor horn, Siobhan Bates, brings the band’s travelogue in the Far East, where players were mobbed like rock stars for autographs!
THE CHANGING WORLD OF RECORDING
Tim Mutum assesses how the brass band market is listening to recorded music in a rapidly changing technological world.
COVER BBW INTERVIEW
Christopher Thomas interviews David Childs about his latest CD, The Symphonic Euphonium II, with the BBC Philharmonic and earning recognition for his instrument in orchestral circles.
BBW’S SOLO AND BAND CDS OF THE YEAR
Our expert panellists, including Tom Hutchinson and Allan Withington, have listened to all the recordings released in 2018/19 and their verdicts are in! Tim Mutum also surveys the recordings that didn’t make the final shortlists, but are worthy of special mention.
Thomas brings news of the six contests that took place last month in Switzerland, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, Austria, Norway and the UK.
THE PROGRESS OF CORY’S TITAN
Quick-fire Q&A with Cory Band’s Steve Stewart, who won the Best Instrumentalist Award at the British National Final playing a Stomvi Titan soprano on the test-piece – Titan’s Progress.
MUSIC THAT GRIPS THE SOUL
In the penultimate part of his four-part series on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ brass band music, Professor Stephen Allen argues that the composer’s Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunesdeserves wider programming.
Two iconic bands – Cory and the New York Staff Band, unite in one historic concert in New York.
HOW THE 'PROS' DO IT!
Former Youth Brass 2000 member and current Principal trombone of the Royal Philharmonic, Septura and Aurora member - Matthew Gee, on challenging oneself musically.
Want to make a recording? Dr. Robert Childs is on hand with some expert help!
The latest CD releases by David Childs, Steven Mead, the Black Dyke/International Staff Band trombone Octet, the septet Septura, and the Royal Albert Hall National Final highlights relived; an extensive survey of new Christmas music that’s perfect for carolling and seasonal concerts; plus concerts by Brighouse and Rastrick, Fulham and Dallas bands.
Freelance trombonist and Michael Rath Artist, Carol Jarvis, sets sail for her desert island listening.
What’s on worldwide in November and December
Cory heads for yet another Rankings’ record and statistical analyst - Gordon Simpson of brassstats.com - looks at the effect of the first European National contests on Rankings.
AND ANOTHER THING!
Resident wit and cartoonist, Rob Nesbitt, spares a thought for the fallen
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