"Hello I’m Frank Renton introducing this week's music podcast.

In my latest podcast much of the music celebrates the music and players of Switzerland, including Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan from the canton Valais, the hot bed of the Swiss brass band culture.

There’s a track from the experimental CD Spot On by one of the country’s star Euphonium players Fabian Bloch, and Brass Band Overland play music which harks back to the days when the members of the various trumpet guilds in a city would greet each other from the church towers.

There’s a chance to sample both the composing and playing talents of the extraordinary Evelyn Glennie, plus a mighty finale from Finland.

Join me for some amazing music on this week’s podcast, with plenty to warm the cockles on these chilly days!"

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