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CD - UFO - Steven Mead and Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

£12.75
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Here is the brand new album, UFO, that Steve has recorded with the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

It is a much anticipated release awith some incredible repertoire and its marks another reocrding milestone for our soloist.

He writes:  "Recording this album with the famous Brighouse and Rastrick band was an absolute delight! The broad range of literature including several world premiere recordings has made this truly a gem in my recording career. Whilst composer Johan de Meij does not claim that his Concerto is concerned with extra-terrestrial beings, one might be forgiven for indulging in some thoughts relating to our world and the mysteries of our existence. The simple beauty of nature, and the love for our family, is at the very heart of this album. There is a strong autobiographical element to this choice of repertoire, from George Marshall’s Ransomed, the first solo that I ever played with Boscombe Salvation Army Band on a Sunday evening in Ealing, in the presence of Eric Ball, in 1978, through the exciting modern repertoire of Move Their Mind and Blind Spot, and the truly epic UFO Concerto, to the stunningly beautiful Lullaby by Mike Sheppard and Liz Lane’s Robin Robin, to a work that Tom Davoren composed for me recently, A Simple Gift. It all leads emotionally to the final track, Pastorale; My Joy and Crown, that Howard Evans wrote as a dedication to my father Rex. Dad has always been my biggest supporter in my career, from my earliest memory as a young brass player aged five. Now he is being cared for in the Castle Dene nursing home in Bournemouth, and his favourite hymn tune, Ascalon is given a sublime setting in this work that concludes the CD. I hope you enjoy it"

The band comments:

“Brighouse and Rastrick were delighted to be approached to be part of such a fantastic, innovative project and work with such a superb professional in Steven Mead. We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and can’t wait to hear the finished product.”

Well here it is !!

1. Blind Spot - Gilles Rocha

UFO Concerto - Johan A. De Meij

2. I Andante - Con moto

3. II Giocoso - Vivo

4. III Andante cantabile

5. IV Vivace

6. V Alla Marcia - Vivace

7. Lullaby - Mike Sheppard

8. Robin Robin - Liz Lane

9. Ransomed - George Marshall

10. A Simple Gift - Tom Davoren

11. Move Their Mind - Stan Nieuwenhuis

12. Pastorale; My Joy and Crown - Howard J Evans

We really hope you enjoy this.

This CD will be shipped, for the first 100 orders, with a signed poster.

The CD comes in a full colour digipak format with a 12 page colour booklet inserted in the digipak with all the info on the band, personnel, photos and full info on each piece.

A digital download option is also available on this site! (from 8th November 2019)

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