Various - Highlights from Norwegian Brass Band Championship 2010 Audio Samples Available

Highlights from Norwegian Brass Band Championship 2010 by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Brass Band, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-10 days
The best of the 2010 Brass Band Competition.

Price: £17.95 Check other currencies
  1. 1. Sketches From Nowhere
  2. 2. Eden
  3. 3. The Essence Of Time
  4. 4. Partita
  5. 5. Norwegian Landscapes
  6. 6. Dimensions
  7. 7. Fanfare Romance And Finale
  8. 8. The Trumpets Of The Angels
  9. 9. Dove Descending
This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms review library. Please note that CD/DVD tracks may vary according to release region or product version. You should not assume that products purchased through Cross Rhythms Direct will necessarily have identical track listings to those shown.

Reviewed by Phil Thomson

You know how it feels to be in the presence of greatness? Well, it is possible in any sphere - and here we have craft and creativity par excellence; two CDs and over two hours of the finest classical playing, inspired choice of writers and surprisingly original arrangements. Brassed Off, it is not. The register of composers testifies to a complex and taxing repertoire stubbornly set to catch out all but the best contemporary instrumentalists. John Pickard's "Eden", Peter Graham's "The Essence Of Time" and "Dimensions", Edward Gregson's "The Trumpets Of The Angels" - and no test of world class talent would be complete without Philip Sparke, this time "Parita" and "Fanfare Romance & Finale". Of course, on such a recording there is no sense of this being competitive music-making, only the delight of discovering the richness and sheer diversity of wonderful wind ensemble playing. There are Best Soloist prizes in any number of categories - principle cornet here, trombone section there, horn and flugel etc. but you'd be hard pressed to tell. Just imagine Bergen's Peer Gynt Salen full to capacity, all band players themselves, with you in the middle of the hall, in awe at the range, sensitivity and sheer virtuosity of the audience and their peers. Haunting, uplifting. That's the intensity, that's the privilege, that's the joy.

Style: Brass Band
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 94571
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Doyen 25048
Items: 2
Release Date: 2010

The best of the 2010 Brass Band Competition.

This double CD presents all the major performances in each of the five sections at the Norwegian Brass Band Championships 2010 held in Bergen.

Please type the letters shown above

» Can't read it? Generate another one

Email Sign Up

Get the latest info and offers from Cross Rhythms Direct by signing up to our email mailing list.

Sign Up
Recommended Music