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, 

"My latest music podcast at Frank Renton on Brass is made up chiefly of recordings by players who having started their musical lives in a brass band have become top professional players in the orchestral world and forged a world-wide reputation.

Naturally Maurice Murphy, the legendary principal trumpet player of the London Symphony Orchestra is part of the podcast with that unforgettable sound and absolutely natural sense of musicianship.

The night that he came to join the Black Dyke Band as principal cornet is vividly etched in my mind. I was playing second cornet in the band, a band that had auditioned dozens of fine players to replace Willie Lang who had left to join the professional ranks of the Halle Orchestra, but for three years they had had no success.

Then Maurice came through the door and played with such assured brilliance that the job was his for the taking, and the rest, as they say, is history. Like all these great players he never forgot his musical roots and in this recording he’s accompanied by the Leyland DAF Band conducted by Richard Evans. They met as teenagers on the first National Youth Brass Band Course in 1952 and remained life-long friends.

So Track of the week her at Frank Renton on Brass, the legendary Maurice Murphy plays People, and it is of course nothing short of brilliant. Don’t miss it."

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!