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 this week,
"Peter Graham has been right at the centre of the brass band world for the last forty odd years. He studied composition with Edward Gregson in London, then himself went on to be Professor of Composition at Salford University passing on his knowledge and expertise to a whole new generation of composers and arrangers.
He was Music Associate with the Black Dyke Band for many years and has written several major works for them, then Composer in Residence with the Band of the Coldstream Guards, and all the time writing challenging music for bands of all types.
In the 1980s he worked in New York as Publications Editor for the Salvation Army and as a freelance composer and arranger. When in 2006 he returned to America to guest conduct at the Salvation Army’s Star Lake Music Camp he wrote a piece to celebrate the life of his old friend and colleague Captain Al Honsberger.
The piece has become one of the most popular ever written for bands delighting conductors, players and listeners equally.
So for this Easter Week here at Frank Renton on Brass, my Track of the Week is that very special piece of music by Peter Graham. Shine As The Light played by the Fodens Band, conducted by Bryan Hurdley, and a very Happy Easter to you all."
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!