Music From The Bandstand 3cd Box Set (CD)
Release Date: 04/24/12
Marches, Movie Themes & Medleys What is it about brass bands that stirs us so' Their sound begins with the essence of life - a waft of breath. Harmonics develop in a brazen metal tube where distance travelled, and so position on the acoustic scale, is determined by valves that perfect their pitch. They emerge from the flared mouth of the polished tube with a unique metallic resonance that's honest, earthy and deeply moving. Then there are the associations: crisp uniforms, open-air bandstands, the proud spirit of mining communities. But perhaps most significant is the sheer range of musical genres brass bands so eloquently expresses. From the swagger of military marches through the great film blockbusters' majestic sweeps to the elegant flourishes of medleys from the musicals, a brass band revels in the spirit and carries the tune of each with soul-stirring 'lan. Music From The Bandstand brings you brass at its brazen best.