THE MUSIC PODCAST: 38 (EXCERPT)
"Hello I’m Frank Renton introducing this week's music podcast.
In this edition of the Music Podcast, I’ve got music recorded in Australia by one of the newer stars of the brass world, trombonist Peter Moore. I sometimes forget that Peter was only twelve when he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. Some years later we met up at the Royal Northern College of Music when his brother David was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award, and I asked Peter what year he was in at music college, ‘don’t be daft Frank he said, I’m still at school’!
I never met Vaughan Williams, but it’s said he never seemed to be entirely convinced by the brass band and wrote only a few pieces for it, often complaining about the excessive vibrato of some of the instruments. He did however write more pieces for military bands and we hear part of his Folk Songs Suite in an arrangement for Brass Band. I wonder what he would have made of it?
Also this week we’ve a fun piece for a trombone quartet, Alex Demailly with the Urban String Quartet; an underplayed piece by Philip Wilby; and the marvellously named IMI Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band, play The Downfall of Lucifer by another brilliant writer for the brass band Derek Bourgeois, which also gives me the perfect way to mark the sad passing a few weeks ago of one of the most respected players and conductors, James Scott, who apart from being a terrific musician was one of the most likeable and knowledgeable people on the band scene."