Friday 22 April 2022

Concert: Sparke Euphonium Concerto Première

To celebrate his 60th Birthday, Steven Mead commissioned a new euphonium concerto from the pen of Philip Sparke. The world première took place last month, and I was in Rome to hear it performed by Steven and the Italian Brass Band. As there was no printed programme, the pieces were introduced by...read more

Thursday 20 January 2022

CD: Keep the Music Playing

KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYINGSolo trumpet: James FountainPiano: Elliot LaunnTredegar Town Band: Conductor: Ian PorthouseSlide Action/Lucy Knight/Classical PopUpswww.wobplay.com / www.worldofbrass.com James Fountain, recently crowned as the LSO‘s principal trumpet, has issued his first solo recording. It’s a knockout. It should be played time and time again by anyone who has ever pressed a...read more


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