TRACK OF THE WEEK
Every week Frank selects his own favourite track of the week from our weekly Music Podcast, and it's completely free to listen too, here on Frank Renton on Brass. As he says,
"I first heard Harman Vanhoorne play the cornet some eight years ago now. I had been invited to go to Brussels by the composer Nigel Clarke to work on a double album of his music, When Worlds Collide.
Luc Vertommen was conducting Brass Band Buizingen where Harman was principal cornet, and I was to recite words that had been written by either Martin Westlake or William Shakespeare to precede each of the pieces. Harman was featured in the premier recording of the Concert Mysteries of the Horizon, written for him by Nigel, and he was simply sensational.
The whole album is extraordinary and as well as Harman, the Euphonium Virtuoso Glenn van Looy is featured in the Concerto, The City in the Sea, so the whole experience was something I’ll never forget.
Harman has now made a new recording accompanied by Grimethorpe conducted by Sandy Smith, and I thought that you might like a taste of it.
So my Track of the Week this week is The Discovery of Fire from the Cornet Concerto, Mysteries of the Horizon, by Nigel Clarke featuring Harman Vanhoorne with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band conducted by Sandy Smith."
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