“In Celebration” Halifax Concert Band MHP218

We have completed our project with Halifax Concert Band and the CD ‘In Celebration’  is now at the manufacturing stage.

Recorded at St Mark’s Church, Siddal, Halifax in late June, during our wonderful summer, the music programme contains a varied selection of popular music. In addition there are a number of compositions by the Band’s Musical Director Christopher Binns.

The CD will be launched at a concert by the Band at St Mark’s Church on Saturday 20th October commencing at 7.30pm. If you are unable to attend the Launch Concert you will be able to purchase the CD by visiting the Band’s website.

To view the concert band and choral music of Christopher Binns please visit his website.

Halifax Concert Band MHP218

We have spent a very warm weekend recording the Halifax Concert Band in the welcoming but somewhat cooler surroundings of St Mark’s Church, Siddal, Halifax.

The Band is a full sized self supporting concert band, some forty strong with a complement of enthusiastic and competent players.

The music recorded features a number of fine compositions and arrangements by the Band’s Musical Director Christopher Binns in addition to a selection of popular marches, stage, film and television music.

We have already made a start on the editing and the final product will be available after the summer.

You can learn more about the Halifax Concert Band by visiting their website and Facebook page.

To view the concert band and choral music of Christopher Binns visit his website here.

The making of “Walking with Heroes” – MHP118

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland are currently mid-way through their first ever National Tour marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. In February we spent a number of days in Edinburgh recording a commemorative CD with the Band which was produced in support of the Tour and all the funds raised will be donated to Poppy Scotland.

The concert tour programme features a number of items from the CD but additionally the music is supported by photographic and video footage highlighting the development of the project. This video was produced by the media staff of the Band and we are grateful for their permission to use it. You can view the video by visiting our Facebook Page.

You can learn more about the Centenary Tour by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland here.

‘Walking with Heroes’ – The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Following our visit to Edinburgh at the end of February recording The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland the project is ready for manufacture.

The CD is being produced, with the aim of commemorating 100 years since the end of The Great War, and to honour those who served and is timed to co-ordinate with a tour by the Band at seven venues throughout Scotland from April to September this summer. The full details of the ‘Walking With Heroes’ tour can be found on the Poppyscotland website.

The extensive musical programme includes works by such iconic composers as Holst, Shostakovich, John Williams and Karl Jenkins and features a number of new compositions and arrangements. These include traditional Scottish fayre and feature a host of soloists; in particular the unmistakable skirl of the pipes.

If you are unable to attend the ‘Walking With Heroes Tour’  the CD is well worth a listen!

You can learn more about The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland by visiting their facebook page.

 

 

‘Walking with Heroes’-The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland-MHP118

We have returned from three days recording with The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland at the impressive Freemason’s Hall in Edinburgh. The purpose of the recording project, supported by Poppy Scotland, is to produce a CD to raise funds for veterans’ charities and the money raised from sales will go to Poppyscotland and Legion Scotland for distribution to the various charities that care for veterans.

The CD, entitled ‘Walking with Heroes‘ marks the centenary of the end of the 1st World War and will be ready by mid April to coincide with a tour of venues across Scotland by the Band in support of the charities that care for veterans. The fine eclectic mix of the music recorded includes traditional military music in addition to singers, pipers and a musical item with narration by perhaps one of Scotland’s best known personalities.

The informative Facebook site of the The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland chronicles some memorable insights into the intensive three days recording, the work so far and the prospects of what is to come!

 

“Spirit of Industry”-BMP Europe Goodshaw Band-MHP217

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We have recently completed a recording project with the ‘BMP Europe Goodshaw Band’ who are based in the village of Crawshawbooth in the Rossendale valley.

The project forms part of the 150th year celebrations of the Band and the title track, ‘Spirit of Industry’ was written by Darrol Barry and dedicated to Mr Ted Andrew the long standing supporter and sponsor of the Band. The recording took place over three days in September at St Paul’s C of E Primary School in Nelson and the finished product will be available at the Celebratory Concert featuring the Band and the Rossendale Male Voice Choir on Saturday the 21st October at St Mary’s Church, Rawtenstall.

You can learn more about the BMP Europe Goodshaw Band by visiting their website.

60 Years on the Beat-Hereford Police Male Choir

We have completed the work with the Hereford Police Male Choir which was recorded in early February.

The choir celebrates its Diamond Jubilee this year and highlights of the celebratory events include a tour of Germany in May to sing alongside the Magdebourg Police Choir and their Diamond Jubilee Concert in Hereford Cathedral in October.

To learn more about the choir and their forthcoming concert schedule please visit their website.

The CD which contains a selection of the choit’s favourite repertoire will be available from early May.

Hereford Police Male Choir-MHP516

We returned to Hereford over the weekend to record our third album with the Hereford Police Male Choir in the impressive Hereford Shire Hall.

2017 marks the Choir’s Diamond Jubilee, a celebration of sixty years of wonderful music shared with appreciative audiences here in the UK and overseas. Their current schedule includes a number of celebratory concerts in addition to a tour to Magdeburg in Germany.

The CD will be released in April and you can learn more about the choir by visiting their website.

 

All You Want For Christmas-Bon-Accord Silver Band-MHP116

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All You Want For Christmas” is the latest CD by the Aberdeen based Bon-Accord Silver Band. The seventeen track programme contains substantial input from the senior band and contributions from the Bon-Accord Silver ‘B’ Band in addition to three joint items with the Grampian Hospitals’ Choir.

The Bon-Accord Silver Band  is the north of Scotland’s leading championship section band who undertake an extensive diary of concert and contesting performances throughout the year. More about the band can be found here.

The Grampian Hospitals’ Choir is based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and raises money at its annual Christmas concerts in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. You can learn more about them on their website. Both organisations can also be found on facebook.

The CD will be available to purchase at the end of the month.

 

MHP116 A ‘Bon-Accord’ Christmas

 

Bon-AccordWe have spent the weekend in Aberdeen with the north of Scotland’s leading brass band, Bon-Accord Silver Band.

We were based at the New Central Building at the Hillhead campus which forms part of the University of Aberdeen, in a most impressive part of the country.

The Christmas programme of music features an eclectic mix of seasonal fayre with contributions from the organisation’s two brass bands together a local choir.

You can learn more about the band and their latest recording by visiting their website.