Expressions: Creativity In Concert by Regent Hall Salvation Army Band
Reviewed by Philip Croft
Confession time again. If you're like me then you probably think brass band music is something like the Brigghouse and Rastrick Brass Band doing floral dance and nothing new has come along since. Well if so then this will probably surprise you as this mostly live recording (mostly because some scenes were specially shot outdoors) features some atmospheric material, lighting and even some dancing (though it has to be said that the dancing probably should have been left out) which seems to bring a whole new life and originality to the genre that I wouldn't have thought possible. There is excellent instrumental ensemble work, some fine solos, particularly from David Language and Matthew Gibbs, and the Regent Hall Songsters make a pleasant choral noise with pleasing interaction between the bass and soprano voices.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 42314
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Music video
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 26034
Release Date: 2007
The renowned London band and the Regent Hall Songsters lovingly filmed.
Brass Band CD
New arrangements for the London brass band from Christopher Norton.