Frank writes about this new podcast,

"Brass instruments play in all sorts of combinations, there’s a full brass band of course, but there’s also the brass section in orchestras, there are soloists alongside orchestras, with string quartets and with piano.  In fact there are so many places that brass instruments are used that we’ve decided to include some of them in the weekly music podcast.

So for Episode No.17 I’ve got some different sounds for you, such as the Locke Brass Consort celebrating their 50th Anniversary conducted by my old friend Leslie Lake, there’s the brilliant American trumpeter Alan Vizzutti playing his own exciting Mountain Dance with the J.W.F Military Band, and one of my favourites, Fine Arts Brass.

There’s plenty of traditional brass band sounds as well provided for us by Brass Band DeBazuin, Foden’s and Brass Band Blechklang. I’m also featuring 2 soloists who have been at the top of the brass world for years and who I hold in the highest regard; the internationally famed Euphonium of David Childs playing part of the UFO Concerto by Johan de Meijand and tubist James Gourlay playing a movement of a concerto that I’ve somehow missed out on before, by UK jazz legend Barbara Thompson.

This is an exciting mix of the traditional, with brass in a wider setting, and I hope you enjoy listening to it even half as much as I’ve enjoyed putting this podcast together and will join us on Frank Renton on Brass".

We hope you'll enjoy the free excerpt of Music Podcast 17 that's below and then do please subscribe and join us on Frank Renton on Brass for more details, the full playlist and of course the whole programme as well as all our other podcasts - it's less than £1 a week!