St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir

We have spent  the weekend at St Thomas’ Church in Stockport in company with Richard Scott from RAS Audio Services recording  St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir.

Conducted by John Pomphrey, the Music and Artistic Director, the recording  will be available for the choir’s annual Christmas Concert to be held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Friday 14th of December.

In addition to the choral items there are a number of recorded items from Corus Brass, one of the finest brass ensembles of its kind in the country.

To learn more about the choir please visit stannshospicefestivalchoir.dumball.org/index.htm

“40 Marches Around the World” success

We have recently delivered another 1000 CDs to the International Military Music Society making this CD our most successful project to date.

Recorded at the Guards Chapel in London last year and played by “The 2011 International Military Band”, feauturing three of the Guards Bands from the Household Division in addition to players invited from participating countries, the project features a march from almost all the countries where IMMS is represented.

You can purchase the CD from our online shop at http://www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/military_bands2.html.

 

Boobs & Brass break the £100,000 barrier!

On Saturday 6th of October the ladies from the Northamptonshire based ‘Boobs and Brass’ visited East Lancashire and presented a joint concert with the ‘2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band’ at The Hub in Bacup.

The concert raised in excess of £4000 on the night for the charities supported by the band and this brings to over £100,000 the amount of money raised by them since they were formed in 2006, quite a remarkable achievement.

The band’s two CDs can be purchased from our online shop at www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/music_shop.html

A Bit on the Slide – MHP 1710

We have recently received a copy of the review in the ‘Conductor’ magazine of our recent CD ‘A Bit on the Slide’, the solo album by Simon Johnson the Principal Trombone with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The magazine is published by the National Association of Brass Band Conductors and the review includes phrases such as “just brilliant“, “well engineered” and “virtuosic” and concludes “I found it difficult to believe it was all recorded on the one weekend. But with a professional like Simon Johnson – no problem..I loved this disc.”

You can find more about the association at www.nabbc.org.uk/.

You can order a copy of this excellent disc at www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/brass_bands5.html

Otley Bands CD Launch

 

We were invited last night to the launch of the Otley Brass Bands CD “On Ilkley Moor” held at the impressive arts and resource centre, Otley Courthouse.

The evening, before an invited audience of family, friends and local dignitaries, consisted of a short concert by Wharfe Brass and a combined band which included members of Otley Brass Band and featured a number of items from the recently released CD.

To learn more about the brass banding scene in Otley visit the band’s website at www.otleybrassband.co.uk

To order the CD visit our on-line shop at www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/music_shop.html

 

New facebook page

After a flurry of resistance in certain quarters we have finally opened our facebook page where we hope to update you with news about what is going on with the company.

You can find the link at www.facebook.com/musichouseproductions and we will try to keep the content up to date and of interest.

Many thanks for your continued interest.

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

 

We have just returned from a most successful weekend recording in Scotland where we were based at MOD Caledonia, the home of the Royal Navy at Rosyth, in the shadow of the two famous Forth Road and Rail bridges.

Our work was with The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who are based at Newcastle upon Tyne but were using the base for the purposes of recording in the bandroom of the Royal Marines Band Scotland who are based at Rosyth.

The CD will be available in the late summer and to learn more about the Corps of Army Music please visit their website at www.army.mod.uk/music

Stepping Stones MHP911

We have completed the project work on behalf of the Uppermill Band which is located in the heart of Saddleworth.

This highly successful band have entitled the CD ‘Stepping Stones‘ and it features some fine solo contributions in addition to some great traditional brass fayre. The CDs will be available early next month and can be obtained through our Online Shop or via the band.

To learn more about the recording and the band please visit their website at http://www.uppermillband.com

On Tour – The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps

We have been fortunate to have been involved in recording two albums with The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps, based at Worthy Down near Winchester and their CD ‘Crown Imperial’ is a popular choice in our On-Line Shop.

We are currently  promoting their earlier recording, ‘On Tour’, which features some fine military music and also includes contributions from the Pipes and Drums of The Scots Guards Association.

Full details of the recording and the track listing may be found in our shop at www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/military_bands_on_tour.html

Recording in Saddleworth

 

We have returned from an enjoyable weekend’s recording of the Uppermill Band at the Village Hall in Denshaw.

The Saddleworth based band, established for some thirty years, have recently learned of their promotion to the First Section nationally and their new CD will be available very shortly.

To learn more of the band visit their website at www.uppermillband.com/home.html