Fodens Band wins 2012 National Brass Band Championships (UK)

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Fodens Band wins 2012 National Brass Band Championships (UK)

Post by Bandmaster » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:42 am

The Foden's Band have completed the very rare "double" of winning both the British Open and the National Championships of Great Britain brass band competitions, the latter at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Playing Howard Snell's transcription of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe (suite no.2) the band beat a magnificent Brighouse and Rastrick who finished in 2nd place. This is not a typical brass band piece, lots of individual exposure requiring masterful individual performances. Listen carefully and remember this is a brass band, because you'll swear that you hear woodwinds at times.

You can listen to their winning performance at the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0105xz1

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Re: Fodens Band wins 2012 National Brass Band Championships (UK)

Post by Wildabeast » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:08 pm

Dave, I've become a little more attracted to listening to European brass bands since this past summer with Crown doing some of the literature by Paul Lovatt-Cooper (also thanks to Charlie Frey). I tend to think that PLC has the makings of becoming the next John Williams.

I've picked up tracks by the Black Dyke Mills Band, the Cory Band, and one by Brass Band Heist (Belgium)...mostly from World of Brass.

It's really tasty stuff (and I'm a woodwind player).
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Re: Fodens Band wins 2012 National Brass Band Championships (UK)

Post by Wildabeast » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:49 pm

...and speaking of John Williams...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPz0dcuK6Rg (I suggest the use of headphones.)
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