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“Christmas” Rushen Silver Band MHP119


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‘Christmas’ Rushen Silver Band MHP119 is the latest recording from this brass band based in the south of the Isle of Man.
We spent four days on the island in February of this year and have fond memories of our time there. Of particular interest were the logistical problems caused by Storm Erik’ which, at times, caused some problems with the actual recording schedule!
Rushen Silver Band is a thriving organisation  which includes a healthy Training Band. This Band, Ballafesson Brass is validated by the Isle Of Man’s Children’s University. They are all supported by an active ‘Friends Group’ an enthusiastic organisation who help raise money to support the Bands.
The CD will be launched at the Band’s 70th Anniversary Gala Concert on Saturday 19th of October 2019. On this occasion they will be conducted by the inimitable Richard Evans, who regularly spends time on the Island with them.
This CD consists of twenty one seasonal tracks both traditional and some refreshingly new. Do not rush at the end or you may miss the final bonus!
To learn more about the Band’s work please visit their website where you will be able to purchase the CD. Take some time to have a look at their informative and regular Rushen Silver Band Newsletter, indeed subscribe to it.
You can also join them on Facebook.

Rushen Silver Band MHP 119      
Programme Order
O Come All Ye Faithful John Francis Wade arr. Derek Broadbent Wright and Round 3.12
Joy Trad. arr. Alan Fernie Musikverlag Frank 2.30
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam arr. Darrol Barry Obrasso-Verlag 4.09
Merry Christmas Everybody John Veville Holder arr. Rob Hume Obrasso-Verlag 2.55
Rocking Carol Trad. Czech arr. Alan Fernie Obrasso Verlag 3.12
Troika Sergei Prokofiev arr. Alan Fernie Obrasso-Verlag 2.05
White Christmas Irving Berlin arr. Alan Fernie Obrasso-Verlag 3.02
Rudolph Robert L. May arr. Alan Fernie Obrasso-Verlag 1.47
While Shepherds Watched Este’s Psalter arr. David Willcocks Rosehill Publishing 2.21
Jingle Bells & Jungle Drums Mark Williams Alfred Publishing 1.36
Last Christmas George Michael arr. John Kinley Warner Chappell 2.12
All I Want For Christmas Mariah Carey arr. Frank Bernaerts Bernaerts Music 3.40
The First Nowell Trad. arr. David Willcocks Oxford University Press 3.31
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Roy Wood arr. Rob Hume Obrasso-Verlag 3.12
Little Drummer Boy Simeone, Onarati & Davis arr.Philip Sparke Studio Music 4.16
Hunt The Wren Trad. arr. John Kinley Kirklees Music 2.16
Balladoole Trad. arr. John Kinley Manuscript 2.16
Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) Paul O’Neill arr. Roger Thorne Warner Tamerlane 4.09
African Noel Liberian Folk Song arr. Johnnie Vinson Hal Leonard 2.06
Frosty the Snowman Steve Nelson arr. Alan Fernie Obrasso-Verlag 2.27
A Starry Night Joy Webb Egon Publishing 2.20
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