British Music for Concert Band
Label: Regis Records
Budget Periods: 20th Century
Composers: Gustav Holst , Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Directors: Erie Banks
Performers: The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Holst:(1874-1934) Suite No.1 in E flat op. 28, No.1
Suite No. 2 in F Op. 28, No.2
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Molly on the Shore
Irish tune from County Derry
Childrenâ€™s March - Over the hill and far away
Music for Concert Band, played by one of the finest military bands, the Central Band of the RAF. All of the music featured here was originally composed for wind band including the ever-popular Holst Suites, Vaughan Williamsâ€™ English Folk Suite and an array of works by Percy Grainger.
Holst: First Suite in E flat for military band
"The RAF version of the (Holst) suites is extraordinarily successful. It has a great sense of style and conveys a marvellous projection of high spirits.
"...throughout the band is on splendid form."
"The Vaughan Williams and Grainger couplings are just
as distinguished; the recording throughout.. is in the
demonstration bracket: it has crisp, clean transients
and fine amplitude."