FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT Gilbert Vinter

Is it a step too far to suggest that in the 1960’s the pop world had the Beatles, fashion had Mary Quant, and the brass band world had…Gilbert Vinter?

I think not because what they have in common is that they changed the perception of their arts by what they did.

For us, in just one of his pieces, Gilbert revolutionised how the brass band sounded and how it thought about itself, and he’s been a musical hero of mine ever since I heard every performance at the British Open Championships at Belle Vue, Manchester in 1969, where his 'Spectrum' was the test piece.

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I’ll explain just what all the fuss is about. Please subscribe below to hear this programme and all our other podcasts - including 9, 45-minute, Music Podcasts to date.