Britains Brass Bands have taken pride of place in our musical heritage, with many tracing their roots back to the 19th century workplace. Bands such as the Besses o' th' Barn, Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rasterick and Grimethorpe Colliery have become legends around the world, and some of their greatest televised performances are captured on this double DVD set for the first time. From traditional classics to marches, and stirring hymms to modern pop, this unique collection contains memorable renditions of Jerusalem, The Floral Dance, On llkely Moor bhat'at, the 1812 overture, John O'Gaunt, Blaydon Races, the William Tell Overture, Softly as I Leave You, A Taste of Honey and many more. In addition you also learn about the bands' histories from conductor Elgar Howarth; and the inside secrets of what makes a great competition brass band from the grandfather of British Brass, Sir Harry Mortimer. With wealth of archive extras from the 1960's onwards, this is the ultimate DVD collection for Brass Band connoisseurs.
Release Date: 10 May 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification