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DU Shopping: More latest releases

DU Shopping has just received some more latest release CDs and DVDs.

DU Shopping


For your summer break, why not indulge in a latest release CD or DVD. Check out these additions to our range — just arrived this morning:

*Now that's what I call brass! Vol 3 (2004/05) This compilation double CD features some of the top performances over the last 12 to 18 months, including: Celebrate Rotary (Black Dyke), Harrison's Dream (YBS), Dimitri (Iwan Williams with YBS), Extreme Make-over (Black Dyke), Children of Sanchez (John Doyle with Black Dyke) — all up a collector's item with 21 tracks of fantastic listening. $44.95

Grimethorpe in Concert — Vol II Grimethorpe and Richard Evans showcase their most up to date concert repertoire, and it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get you shouting for more at the end. Great soloists (including some extraordinary bass trombone playing), some brilliant arrangements and band playing of the highest class. Grimethorpe entertain you royally from Mozart to Cole Porter with Respighi, Strauss, Kenny Baker and Frank Sinatra and Rat Pack thrown in for good measure. $29.95

*Harrison's Dream — The Band of HM Royal Marines One only copy left of this extraordinary disk, featuring the wind band versions of Peter Graham's Harrison's Dream and Vinter's James Cook — Circumnavigator plus other top maritime compositions. $29.95

Highlights from Norwegian Brass Band Championships 2004 If you enjoy purchasing discs like the European CDs, Kings of Europe, to name just two, then you'll certainly want to invest in this one. The best of the Norwegian Championships 2004 with some terrific playing from Stavanger & Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag in the Elite Division. Both bands give outstanding performances of Graffiti & Concerton No.1 for Brass Band Opus 44 respectively. In addition, a great performance from Sola Brass Band of Chivalry is matched by impressive performances of Condon's The Present Age. Composition's from the pens of Jan de Haan (Inspiration) and Dag Egil Njaa (Exergy Re-Revisited) are both worth a listen. Philip Wiby's Lowry Sketchbook and George Lloyd's Diversions on a Bass Theme are also included, and lovers of the music of Gilbert Vinter will certainly enjoy Variations on a Ninth and his Symphony of Marches. $44.95

Master Brass — Volume Sixteen Highlights of the 2005 All England Masters International Brass Band Championship and Gala Concert held at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, May 2005. This disk includes the world premiere of Philip Sparke's Harlequin performed by David Childs, together with the winning performance of John McCabe's Cloudcatcher Fells. A real collector's item. $29.95

*A Celebration in Brass — Eric Ball Centenary Concert This milestone DVD includes performances by Black Dyke and the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army of some of Eric Ball's most revered and treasured works: Resurgam, Journey into Freedom, The Kingdom Triumphant, Clear Skies (David Daws), September Fantasy (Lesley Howie) plus interviews with Nicholas Childs, Stephen Cobb and David Daws. $49.95

So, treat yourself to a bit of summer banding listening and viewing with some of these terrific disks at the best prices Downunder!

NB: The disks marked * are not yet able to be ordered online, but are available for immediate despatch, so please send an email to for these items. All others can be ordered online through DU Shopping. Postage and handling applies to all disks: $2.20 (Australia) $4.00 (New Zealand) $6.00 (Rest of World) — even cheaper for multiple disks!

French Flag

French contenders ready for National challenge

February 21 • Thirteen bands will battle for French National titles in Nantes this weekend.


Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21 • Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...

Black Dyke uniform

History shows that Black Dyke bottled it...

February 21 • A fantastic replica uniform from the earliest days of the Black Dyke Band has come up with a colourful surprise thanks to Centre Stage Uniforms and some historical research...


Scots look for march to mark 60th anniversary of NYBBS

February 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is offering a grand first prize for the young composer who can mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland with a cracking march...

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator