BAE Systems Brass In Concert


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The music on this CD was recorded live in concerts during the band’s 2005/6 concert series. It is inevitable in a live recording that there is background noise, coughing, talking and the odd dropped objects from the audience and unfortunately wrong notes from the band, however the bonus is that the recording shows the enjoyment the musicians feel when playing music. This really shows during the playing of the cornet trio, ‘Music for a Silent Movie’, when the listener can clearly hear the band members’ excitement describing, through the music, those far off days of the silent movies – Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Keystone Cops. (Listen out for the police bell).

We hope you will enjoy this live performance given by a group of excellent musicians who receive no pay or expenses, their only reward is that the listener likes what they hear.

BAE SYSTEMS Brass Band, based in Rochester Kent, has played in concert halls throughout Southern England as well as travelling on the continent performing concerts in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. This hardworking and busy ensemble has performed in many prestigious venues, London West End hotels, Farnborough Air Show and Portsmouth’s Festival of the Sea to name but a few. The band regularly enters brass band contests and has represented the southern counties in national competitions.

Track Listing

1March: GoldcrestJames Anderson
2One Moment in TimeHermann & Bettis
3Solo: Carnival of Venice 
Cornet Soloist: Ian Lanceley
Harry James
4Singing in the RainHerburg & Arlen
5Solo: Bring Him Home 
Horn Soloist: Andrew Ralph
6No Business Like Show BusinessGeorge Gershwin
7Music for a Silent Movie
Soloists: Ian Lanceley, Andrew Stringer & Penny Manktelow
P S Hall
8Movie Spectacularsarr Bernaerts
9Let there be PraiseDick Tunney
10March: Death or GloryR B Hall
11Solo: Only Love 
Euphonium Soloist: Peter Steer
Vladimir Cosma
12Puttin’ on the RitzIrving Berlin
13Jazz Suite 2nd MovementBarry Gott
14Jazz Suite 3rd Movement Barry Gott
15Three Kings Swing William Himes