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How Valaisia created British Open history

BBC Radio 2's Listen to the Band has made Valaisia's historic winning performance from the British Open available online.

Valaisia British Open
  Valaisia Brass Band celebrate their victory on stage at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

As part of its coverage of the British Open, BBC Radio 2's 'Listen to the Band' has made Valaisia's winning performance of 'Fraternity', composed by Thierry Deleruyulle, available on its website.

Victory last weekend saw the Swiss band become only the third non-British band, following the Newcastle Steel Works (Australia) in 1924 and the National Brass Band of New Zealand in 1953, to win the iconic Gold Shield.

The winning performance

To listen to Valasia's winning performance conducted by Arsene Duc, visit the link below, which should be available for around thirty days:

http:/­/­www.bbc.co.uk/­programmes/­p05frj2k



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Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher