Foden's Band - Patrons' Choice III British Product Audio Samples Available

Patrons' Choice III by Foden's Band

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Brass Band, Album, Top Rated
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Michael Fowles conducts the famous marquee's wind ensemble.

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  1. 1. Imperial Echoes
  2. 2. The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  3. 3. Tico Tico
  4. 4. Winter From 'The Four Seasons'
  5. 5. Rhythm And Blues
  6. 6. Children Of Sanchez
  7. 7. Capriccio Espagnol
  8. 8. Padstow Lifeboat
  9. 9. Autumn Leaves
  10. 10. Toccata In D Minor
  11. 11. Romance From 'The Gadfly'
  12. 12. Varied Mood
  13. 13. Rev. Archie Beaton
  14. 14. Hittin' 'Em Up
  15. 15. Polotsvian Dances
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Reviewed by Phil Thomson

I think the title says it all. This is class, with hardly a stereotypical march in sight. Such is the high regard for this award-winning band that they can reward their followers with the cream - a world-class performance yet again, demonstrating the range and virtuosity in settings of Philip Sparke (rhythm and blues), Vivaldi ("Winter" from The Four Seasons), Rimsky Korsakov (Capriccio Espagnol) and Malcolm Arnold (Padstow Lifeboat) among the 15 tracks. Everyone knows the 'brass' world is a tight-knit community, surviving on total dedication, an obstinately competitive streak, and awfully good sight-reading. Yet there has to be more - and in Foden's Motor Works Band (original name 1902) it lies in their continuity. What comes through is a keen sense of history, with the current members maintaining the excellent standard synonymous with Foden's. There are only nine principal players, headed up by principal cornet Mark Wilkinson, which makes the sound rich and intimate. Recorded in a Grammar School (William Hulme, Manchester) by World Of Sound, whatever the post-production of Messrs Goldsmith and Barker, 'Patron's Choice III' has a lightness of touch which sets each of the arrangements apart; the music is for you alone. And that is surely the most discerning audience.

Style: Brass Band
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 88539
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 21459
Items: 1
Release Date: 2010

Michael Fowles conducts the famous marquee's wind ensemble.

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