Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 8

August 21, 2018

On Holiday with some time to spare Frank’s thoughts turn to a subject that has fascinated him since he first played in a brass band, and that is the enormous value that musicians who haven’t spent the whole of their lives steeped in the brass band tradition bring to the movement. A look  at the full playlist reveals the names of Edward Elgar, Colin Davis,  Malcolm Arnold,  Howard Snell, and  Elgar Howarth  amongst these unique talents


Frank Renton: Still Listening to the Band - Ep 7

August 13, 2018

I’m in holiday mode for this one which is my Italian special.  No pasta or pizza but still a feast of great Italian music.  Try the Overture La Forza Del Destino  played by the  Italian Brass Band, the classic Torna A Surriento  with Philip McCann and the magical pen of Howard Snell in his arrangement of Respighi’s The Pines of The Villa Borghese from The Pines of Rome for starters. Look up the full playlist for the details