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Recordings By The RNCM Wind Orchestra

Conductor Timothy Reynish

The nine recordings made by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra in the nineties still sell pretty well, and get a great deal of air time especially in USA, Europe and Australia, and I was encouraged to bring these CDs to your attention by a tribute to my players from a clarinet soloist and professor in USA recently

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how much I am enjoying your 1999 recording Holst/Vaughan Williams:  British Wind Band Classics.  I think the performances are really quite spectacular.  I very much enjoy your work with the balances and blends...superb.  Thanks for some great work.  

Percy Grainger Works for Wind Orchestra, Volume 1 CHANDOS 9549
Percy Grainger Works for Wind Orchestra, Volume 2 CHANDOS 9630
British Wind Band Classics, Holst & Vaughan Williams CHANDOS 9697
German Classics, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Toch & Blacher CHANDOS 9805
French Classics, Berlioz, Schmitt, Milhaud Bozza & Saint-Saens CHANDOS 9897
Morning Music - Midnight Music: Richard Rodney Bennett & Bazelon DOYEN CD 037
Wind Music of Edward Gregson DOYEN CD 043
Wind Music by Judith Bingham, Adam Gorb and Roger Marsh DOYEN CD 127
Wind Music of Guy Woolfenden conducted by the composer DOYEN CD 042
Wind Music of David Bedford conducted by Clark Rundell DOYEN CD 082
Metropolis - Wind Music by Clarke, Gorb, Ellerby and Poole KLAVIER 11152 Review

Grainger once described his time in the American Army as a second class bandsman with the Fifteenth Coast Artillery Corps as the happiest time of his life; he had been fascinated by wind and brass instruments ever since his 1900 trip to the Paris World Exhibition, and his music for wind orchestra reflects both that enjoyment and that obsession with the possible sound world wind orchestras offered him. Much of the music on this first sampling of his output for wind band consists of arrangements of standard Grainger miniatures and obsessions... the version of "Country Gardens" here is one he made late in life and in which he tried for delicacy. The Lincolnshire Posy suite found its definitive form in the version for wind orchestra...Grainger talked of how he tried to portray not merely the songs he had collected in Lincolnshire, but also the individual folk singers who had helped him...the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra bring a particular grandeur to movements like "Rufford Park Poachers" and "Lord Melbourne". These are virtuoso performances which bring out Grainger's alternately delicate and aggressive wind sonorities. Roz Kaveney