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Brass Bands on Music Matters today

Some tasty mid day brass band listening on Radio 3 today with a feature on brass banding on Music Matters.

Cory celbrate

 

You can get your fill of brass bands every 12 hours on the BBC at the moment—with a feature about the National Championship of Great Britain and contesting in general on the Music Matters programme on BBC Radio 3.

Albert Hall

Presenter Tom Service Tom talks about the history of test pieces with the composer Edward Gregson, whilst conductor and presenter Frank Renton (who is on around the midnight hour nowadays on Listen to the Band on a Thursday night) gives his views about the health of competitions and he also hears from the some of the players themselves.

The programme also includes a featured radio blog from Hannah Drage, solo horn with British Open champion Tredegar as they prepared to win the title.

Presenter Tom Service Tom talks about the history of test pieces with the composer Edward Gregson4BR

Listen

Radio 3 Music Matters programme on Saturday at 12.15am

http:/­/­www.bbc.co.uk/­programmes/­b03d6s79

Listen to the Band with performances from the Albert Hall can be heard at:

http:/­/­www.bbc.co.uk/­programmes/­b03ctxd7



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The Corsham Band

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Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist