Is it possible that a brass arrangement of Liszt’s orchestral masterpiece Les Preludes is better than the original, plus this is what happens when you put a world class jazz trumpet player with a world class brass band.
My Track of the Week is played by the outstanding trumpeter, Mike Lovatt with the Foden's Band, conducted by Michael Fowles, playing the Rhapsody for Trumpet and Brass Band by Colin Skinner, a piece that has informed and delighted me for years, and one that whilst it makes virtuosic demands on the soloist, is much more traditional in style and content.
My personal choice this week is a piece of music from my many years as a professional musician that helped shape my thinking, and it really is a blast from the past. It's Les Preludes by Franz Liszt, in its arrangement for brass band by William Rimmer and I still love it! I hope you will too.