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Stirs the blood...
on 31 March 2006
You don't have to be a Northener by birth and a Yorkshireman by heritage to enjoy this collection of brass band music, there's something for everyone - well, almost everyone - ranging from music for reflection or devotional purposes, through the classics and works written especially for brass bands to arrangements of jazz and popular music (none of the more modern pieces though) as well as some stirring marches.
For the purist perhaps the differing standards of the twenty two bands featured (some alas no longer with us) may be irksome but I know of nothing else which captures the spirit and range of 'banding' so well.
A unique collection and one which gives a great feel for a part of our English heritage which has been increasingly been taken up across Europe and in North America in recent years!