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,
"Paul Drury is an outstanding musician and like many fine musicians in the brass band culture a lifelong Salvationist. He was a fine tuba player as a young man, but gradually turned his talents to conducting and writing areas where he has been very successful, many of the top bands asking him to either write original music for them or make arrangements.
As a player he formed an affection for the up tempo circus style marches written by many American composers and determined that given the opportunity he would write such a march himself. The opportunity came in 1988 when the Edinburgh Gorgie Band of the Salvation Army asked him to write a march for their centenary celebrations.
He titled the march, Jubilee, and it was immediately successful. In 2004 when the Sellers International Band played it at Brass in Concert they won the prize for the best performance of a march and in 2012 when the Fairey band celebrated their 75th Anniversary with an album release, it was chosen as the first track, and that’s the recording that we are featuring here at Frank Renton on Brass.
Track of the Week, the March Jubilee by Paul Drury played by the Fairey Band conducted by Mark Peacock, and as someone much more famous than me once said, ‘It’s a cracker'."
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