Any programme of brass bands playing classical music will stand or fall on the quality of the arrangements and this special edition definitely stands tall.

Just listen as Howard Snell reimagines Ravel’s music to a degree that starts to suggest that it was originally intended for the brass band.  Of course, you also get music by genius composers such as Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns and Verdi, music which has more than stood the test of time.

It’s also a great excuse for some Brassed Off nostalgia and gives us the chance to visit the archives for one of the famous massed bands events of the past, conducted by a true brass legend, Harry Mortimer.  

Find out more and listen to all the music, in our 7th music podcast. We hope you'll enjoy the free excerpt 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.