Lancaster British Brass Band
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Saturday, August 7, 7 PM at Saint James or online
The Lancaster British Brass Band (LBBB) follows the path first laid down in the smoky mill and mining towns of mid-nineteenth-century Britain. Gradually evolving into a fixed instrumentation of 28 players (and one conductor), the brass band flourished under the sponsorship of mill and mine owners bent on “morale and spiritual uplift,” thus laying the groundwork for a later time when the Salvation Army began capitalizing on the success of the bands by establishing brass bands as part of its outreach through music.
For concert programs, brass bands borrow from virtually every musical genre. A typical program consists of transcriptions of the classics, marches, hymns, popular music arrangements, solos and last but not least, original compositions written for the medium. Programs are selected for a balanced presentation that attempts to please a wide range of tastes and interests.
LBBB is currently in its 18th season of music making. Walter Blackburn was the band’s conductor for the initial seven years while Stephen Allen is in his 10th year as music director and conductor. Tonight, Steve Holgate will be wielding the baton.
Fanfare and Flourishes, James Curnow
Soli Deo Gloria, William Himes
The Ambassadors, Peter Graham
Hometown Miniatures, Drew Fennell
Nessun Dorma, Puccini arr. Simon Kerwin
Light Walk, Barrie Gott
Intrada Festiva, Stephen Bulla
Daisy Bell, Harry Dacre arr. Gordon Langford
All Things Bright and Beautiful, John Rutter arr. Luc Vertommen
Let’s Face the Music and Dance, Irving Berlin arr. Goff Richards
Amazing Grace, Traditional arr. William Himes
When The Saints Go Marching In, Traditional arr. Goff Richards
2021 Lancaster British Brass Band Personnel