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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!


Stars Signal intent at Cosford Open Day

November 24 • Ian Porthouse, Katrina Marzella, Richard Marshall, Nick Hudson, Simon Gresswell and Helen Varley will be leading an Open Day alongside The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford next week — and you can be there!


International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

November 24 • There is a cross border, cross ocean feel to the Scottish Open Championship in Perth this weekend.

Swiss flag

Swiss contenders ready to seek Eden in Montreux

November 24 • 67 bands will compete for the various Swiss National titles in Montreux this weekend, with the best seeking a trip to Utrecht by creating their perfect Eden.


A4 look to invigorate quartet writing with new initiative

November 24 • The A4 Brass Quartet is hoping a new composer competition will help reinvigorate the art of brass ensemble writing...

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN

Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ

Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.

The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.

Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger