Grimethorpe Colliery Band: Grimethorpe
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Grimethorpe Colliery Band: Grimethorpe

1 Dec 1996

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  Song Title Artist
Tenth Regiment March, "Death or Glory" Garry Cutt
Concierto de Aranjuez (arr. for flugelhorn): Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio (arr. for flugelhorn) Mark Walters
Purcell Variations Peter Parkes
From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific (arr. for cornet) Peter Parkes
Abu Hassan, J. 106 (arr. for brass band): Abu Hassan, Op. 106: Overture (arr. for brass band) Peter Parkes
The Lark in the Clear Air (arr. for horn) Peter Parkes
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P. 141 (arr. for brass band): Pini di Roma, P. 141: March (arr. for brass band) Garry Cutt
Carnival Cocktail Garry Cutt
Riverdance (arr. for brass band) Garry Cutt
Can-Can (arr. for 4 trombones): Can-Can: It's all right with me (arr. for 4 trombones) Jonathan Beatty
Barnum and Bailey's Favorite: March (arr. for brass band) Peter Parkes
Isaiah 40 Peter Parkes

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Dec 1996
  • Label: Chandos
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Chandos
  • Total Length: 1:11:45
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,674 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good pieces, but others not suited for a CD 31 Oct 2000
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This CD starts off with two pieces of music known to most of the people that have seen the movie Brassed Off, Grimethorpe's favourite march, Death or Glory, and the nice flugel horn solo Concierto de Aranjuez, played by the soloist Mark Walters. He plays the tune which was made famous by Tara Fitzgerald in the film "Brassed Off". They then move on to play Purcell Variations (pronouced Persil Variations) by Kenneth Downie. In my opinion this piece isn't a piece I would put on a CD, I don't know why, but the band play it very good. Next is the principal cornet of the band Richard Marshall who plays Herbet Clarke's cornet solo, From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific, he plays it absolutely superb, what a player. The Overture Abu Hassan is next by the band, a very nice piece played very well. Melvyn Bathgate comes next to play The Lark in the Clear Air, his sonourous sound suits this piece to bits. Next is Howard Snell's The Pines Of Rome, its a piece which describes an army coming over the hill. Its a piece that starts very quietly and progresses to a monster sound (the solo cornets are up to fff in the end) this piece is also played very well by the band. The principal Euphonium at the time of this recording was Mike Kilroy and he plays Steve Sykes's Carnival Cocktail very well indeed, its a tricky piece, but Mr. Kilroy plays it as though it was the first page on a Tune of a Day book. Ray Farr is the man whose responsible of arranging 'Riverdance' and the band show in this piece they can create a nice sound at the slow first bit, and they can also produce a ff at the end. The trombone section (+ second Euph, Simon Kingsley (i think)), where they play "It's Alright", this piece also features a trumpet soloist, and the band play it really well. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great to be back in the World of Brass 10 Mar 2010
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After a few years losing touch with brass bands, I came across this masterpiece.
It's a CD that will thrill and/or horrify brass band lovers. Well worth buying, if only for the various Solo pieces. then flugel horn , cornet and tenor horn solos leave one gasping for breath, but these are only a preview for the coming of the Euphonium. In the hands of Mike Kilroy, one can only comment - 'How great is the RANGE of this man and his instrument?'
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am not Brassed Off 3 May 2010
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Bought this as a gift for a friend who loves the film Brassed Off, whom the Grimethorpe played the music for the film.
She wants the Rodrigo Concerto played at her funeral, as its one of her favorite pieces of music, so I decided to by this for her as we dont know how long it will be available for, so she is prepared for that ultimate day.
On a lighter note, there is some really good performances of well known classical pieces ferformed to a really top quality standard, and the quality of the recording is superb.
Good deed done, nice CD, and everyones happy. Well worth a listen.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grimethorpe Colliery Band 22 Jan 2006
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This emotive collection of music expertly portrayed, stirs memories of my time playing within a similar band many years ago. The crisp hair raising tingle that accompanies such delivery will never leave me. Priceless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grimethorpe the TOPS!!!!!!!! 21 May 2010
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a british brass band, takes a lot of beating when it come to sound. I like really heavy music, and the "pines of rome" is a truly wonderful sound, on a par with "twilight of the gods" by wagner. a really good DVD!!
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