Yorkshire Imperial Band ‎– Highlights In Brass

Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL10488
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

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A1 Prelude For An Occasion
Composed By – Edward Gregson
A2 Festival Music
Composed By – Eric Ball
A3 Bandology
Composed By – Eric Osterling
B1 Rhapsody In Blue
Composed By – George Gershwin
B2 Rondo From 4th Horn Concerto
Arranged By – Denis Wright (2)Soloist – Ian Craddock
B3 American Patrol
Arranged By – Fred MuscroftComposed By – Glenn MillerSoloist – Fred Muscroft
B4 Una Voce Poco Fa
Arranged By – Fred MuscroftComposed By – Gioacchino RossiniSoloist – Graham Walker



Sleeve Notes
The Band . . "how well you switch from the sublime to the exciting" wrote one adjudicator commenting upon a unique attribute of this band, whose velvet sound and versatility is perhaps unequalled. The band, known as Yorkshire Copper Works before assuming its present name, has made an important contribution to the -Movement since its inception over thirty years ago but has achieved particular eminence in the last decade. Seldom out of the top six prizewinners in the "British Open" the band crowned several years of successful com- petition (including being runners up in 1966) by winning the supreme title of British Open Champions in 1970 and again in 1971. In keeping with its youthful outlook and very obvious enjoyment of playing, its music making is progressive and enterprising. Much of its concert work is from special arrangements often from the pen of Fred Muscroft - but it does not forsake the traditional styles, as is well illustrated on this record.

Denis Carr who produced this record had a distinguished career as a player. He first appeared as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall at the age of eight but chose an academic career in preference to that of a performer. After his student days he became a school teacher and at present teaches in a College of Education. He retains his active interest in bands as Assistant Conductor with Yorkshire Imperial Metals, Musical Director of the Yorkshire Schools Band and tutor to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

Trevor Walmsley has been involved with bands as a player and conductor for over forty years. He is acknowledged as one of the leading conductors of the present day and has conducted the band in all its successes in the last seven years — the list is impressive. His musical career was interrupted when he joined the RAF in the early days of the war and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as a Mosquito Pilot with Pathfinder Force, managing to do some conducting of Military Bands and Orchestras between trips. A pupil of Harry Mortimer, he served a very thorough apprenticeship in bands, none more so, and has conducted such famous bands as lrwell Springs, Wingates and Brighouse 8 Rastrick as well as being guest conductor and trainer for many more.

Principal Cornet: Graham Walker
Soprano: Roy Roe
Solo Cornets: Fred Muscroft, Barry Waddington, Leslie Hepplestone, John Cotton, Allan Briggs, StuartJude, John Muscroft
Flugel Horn: Carl Bamford
Horns: Roy Brown, Graham Benson, Laurie Eggleston
Trombone: William Rodgers, Peter Argyle, David Matthewman
Bass Trombone : Jack Walker
Euphonium : Ian Craddock Alan Spiers
Baritone: Derick Stout, Brian Kendrew
Basses: George Button, Stephen Butler, Peter Button, Raymond Layte
Percussion: Derrick Covill