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 this week, 

"Philip Wilby is without doubt one of the most important compositional voices in the brass band world of the last thirty odd years. Since he composed The New Jerusalem for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain in 1990, there has been a constant stream of high quality music, all beautifully crafted, all innovative and all tremendously demanding.

In 1999 he wrote Dove Descending for the British Open that year, a musical telling of the birth of Christ. There is much majestic music to herald the birth but the core of the work is the central slow movement Nativity, and it’s our very seasonal Track of the Week.

So, I hope you’ll enjoy Black Dyke conducted by Nicholas Childs, with soloists Peter Roberts and David Thornton, playing Nativity from Dove Descending by Philip Wilby, here at Frank Renton on Brass."

We hope you’ll enjoy our free track of the week that's below - and then will join us to hear all our many programmes, interviews and music podcasts. It’s a lot less than a cup of coffee a week!