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Fantasy for Brass Band – Cory 140

Cory Band 140

Cory Band celebrates its 140th anniversary with a recording that pays homage to its National Championship title successes under the baton of the great Major Arthur Kenney.

Led by MD Philip Harper, it sees the nine-time champion perform Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Fantasy for Brass Band’, the work that saw them claim their first National title in 1974.

It is followed by Wilfred Heaton’s ‘Contest Music’, ‘Ballet for Band’ by Joseph Horovitz and ‘Dances and Arias’ by Edward Gregson — the triptych of compositions that also saw them secure a historic National ‘hat-trick’ between 1982 and 1984.

The release also includes Philip Sparke’s iconic ‘The Year of the Dragon,’ which was written to mark their 100th-anniversary celebrations in 1984, as well as Christopher Bond’s uplifting prelude, ‘Soaring the Heights, ‘ which pays tribute to 140 years of artistic achievement.

You can order it here.