Holst in Chichester

Holst in Chichester

The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth under the direction of the Principal Director of Music Lt Col Nick Grace RM and the Chichester Cathedral Choir directed by Sarah Baldock perform some of Holst's greatest compositions. Recorded in Chichester Cathedral during October 2009, this recording is a representation of the concert performed in Chichester Cathedral on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Holst's death, during which a new memorial to him, called Music of the Spheres, was unveiled. New arrangements of Turn Back, O Man and Te Deum in B flat are also premièred on this superb recording. When played on BBC Radio 3 the presenter commented "What a fantastic sound!". A must for all military band collectors and Holst aficionados. The tracks are:

First Suite in E flat for Military Band (Op. 28, No. 1) - Holst
1. Chaconne
2. Intermezzo
3. March
4. I Was Glad - Parry
5. Hammersmith (Op. 52) - Holst
6. Te Deum in B flat - Stanford
Second Suite in F for Military Band (Op. 28, No. 2) - Holst
7. March
8. Song Without Words
9. Song of the Blacksmith
10. Fantasia on the Dargason
11. Turn Back O Man - Holst
English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams
12. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
13. Intermezzo: My Bonny Boy
14. March: Folk Songs From Somerset
15. Jupiter from The Planets Suite (Op.32) - Holst

Total playing time 71 mins

£12- incl p&p worldwide