‘Shining Sword’ is the latest recording by the Band of The Household Cavalry, their first for some ten years.
It features the premiere symphonic wind band recording of Edward Gregson’s ‘Variations on Laudate Dominum’. This extended version of the work is arranged by Rob Wiffin, presently the Professor of Conducting at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall London.
Amongst the more traditional military fayre, selected highlights include the ‘Fanfare for a Royal Wedding’. This music was written for the occasion of the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018 by the Band’s current Director of Music, Major Justin Matthews. By way of musical contrast, ‘Godspeed’ is exciting and innovative music by the critically acclaimed American composer Stephen Melillo.
Programme Order “Shining Sword” MHP219
|Shining Sword||Rob Wiffin||Studio Music||1.42|
|Bravura||C.E. Duble||The John Church Company||3.04|
|Rule Britannia||Schindelmeisser||Hawkes & Son (1904)||4.30|
|Dark Lochnagar||Nigel Hess||Faber Music||5.10|
|Here’s A Health||Trad. Arr. Rob Wiffin||Studio Music||3.19|
|Dartmoor 1912||John Williams arr. Jay Bocook||Hal Leonard Corporation||6.14|
|Alladale from Hymn of the Highlands||Philip Sparke||Anglo Music||4.14|
|Dance Movement II Molto Vivo||Philip Sparke||Studio Music||5.21|
|Dance Movement III Lento||Philip Sparke||Studio Music||4.49|
|Variations on Laudate Dominum||Edward Gregson arr. Wiffin||2017 SP&S||15.15|
|Fanfare for a Royal Wedding||J. Matthews||Manuscript||0.43|
|La Rejouissance||Handel arr. Kenny||Manuscript||2.20|
|The Life Guards/Blues and Royals||arr. Jeanes||Boosey and Hawkes||2.13|
|Preobrajensky March/Aida||Donajowsky arr. Vivian Dunn/Tomlinson||Boosey & Hawkes/Manuscript||2.23|
|Money Musk/The Keel Row/Anonymous||Traditional||Manuscript||2.06|
|Esprit de Corps||G. Machin||Safe Music||0.34|
|Evening Hymn & Cavalry Last Post||J. Matthews||Manuscript||1.46|
|National Anthem||Gordon Jacob||Manuscript||1.11|
|Total Playing Time:||75.10|