℗ 2013 Chandos
 

Nigel Hess: New London Pictures: Works for Symphonic Wind Orchestra

The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Nigel Hess

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New London Pictures  
1.1
I. Millennium Bridge
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
4:03
1.2
II. London Eye
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
5:24
1.3
III. Congestion Charge
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
5:24
1.4
Ladies in Lavender (arr. for flute and wind band)
Nigel Hess; Cpl Neslihan Jordan; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
3:55
The Lochnagar Suite  
1.5
I. Scottish Dances
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
5:04
1.6
II. Dark Lochnagar
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
5:07
1.7
III. Dance of the Eagle
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
3:58
1.8
Monck's March (Concert Overture)
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
10:08
Shakespeare Pictures  
1.9
I. Much Ado about Nothing
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
3:38
1.10
II. The Winter's Tale: The Statue
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
4:11
1.11
III. Julius Caesar: The Entry to the Senate
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
4:31
1.12
A Christmas Overture
Nigel Hess; The Central Band of the Royal Air Force; Nigel Hess
7:33
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:56
"CD of the Month ... listeners are constantly drawn into sinuously crafted lines supplemented by a rich, full approach to brass-wind orchestration and an arresting use of percussion, which in combination with a variety of extramusical subject matter makes for a truly cinematic experience ..." - Brass Band World "There is no doubting the impressive recording here, nor the enthusiastic and expert playing ... it would not be surprising if this disc found its way into demonstration showrooms. The sound is fabulous ... great fun all round, with all the music performed with real affection, plus a sonic spectacular. What more could you ask?" - Fanfare "The playing of this wholly joyous music is superb, from first note to last. Lovers of first-class light music should buy this disc without hesitation; arrangers could profitably listen to the expert handling of this particular medium. The disc as a whole is a treasurable calling card from some of the UK’s finest wind players and upright citizens. Recommended without reservation." - International Record Review British composer Nigel Hess, best known for his soundtracks, conducts his own works on this 2013 release showcasing the Central Band of the RAF. One of the premier military bands in the UK, the ensemble represents the Royal Air Force at every major military event and has appeared at all of the principal concert venues in Britain.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Executive producer: Ralph Couzens Recording producers: Nigel Hess and Gareth Williams Sound engineer: Gareth Williams Mixing engineer: Gareth Williams Assistant engineer: Richard Bland Editor: Gareth Williams A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge Recording venue: RAF Music Studios, Northolt, London, September 24 - 28, 2012 Front cover: ‘Elevated view of Millennium Wheel and Cityscape, London, UK, at sunset’, photograph © Travelpix Ltd / Getty Images Back cover photograph of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force conducted by Wg Cdr Duncan Stubbs in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, October 28, 2010 by SAC Stuart Patterson Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative (www.cassidyrayne.co.uk) Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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