Enfield Citadel Band - Classically Enfield

Published Saturday 13th March 2010
Enfield Citadel Band - Classically Enfield
Enfield Citadel Band - Classically Enfield

STYLE: Brass Band
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 80692-16070
LABEL: Salvationist Publishing & Supp 21382
RRP: £13.95

Reviewed by Simon Carpenter

An enterprising album recorded by one of Britain's best known Salvation Army bands, 'Classically Enfield' includes Salvationist transcriptions of such popular classics as Mozart's "Magic Flute Overture" and themes from Dvorak's "New World Symphony". There are 17 tracks in all, and some work better in brass arrangements than others. I wasn't so convinced by Enfield's version of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus From Messiah" but I have to concede that it is a good and rousing way for a Christian group to end a classical CD. If you warm to the idea of classical works played with considerable aplomb by a tightly rehearsed Salvationist ensemble, this is one to search out.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Fanfare Preceeding 'La Peri' [Listen]
2. War March Of The Priests From Athaliah [Listen]
3. Come, Sweet Death [Listen]
4. Overture - The Magic Flute [Listen]
5. Queen Of The Night's Aria [Listen]
6. Concert Piece For Trombone [Listen]
7. Poem [Listen]
8. Overture - Beatrice And Benedict [Listen]
9. Lend Me Your Aid From The Queen Of Sheba [Listen]
10. Themes From The 'New World' Symphony Movement 1 [Listen]
11. Themes From The 'New World' Symphony Movement 2 [Listen]
12. Themes From The 'New World' Symphony Movement 3 [Listen]
13. Themes From The 'New World' Symphony Movement 4 [Listen]
14. Trumpet Concerto In Eb Major Movement 2 [Listen]
15. Trumpet Concerto In Eb Major Movement 3 [Listen]
16. Sound An Alarm From Judas Maccabeus [Listen]
17. Hallelujah Chorus From Messiah [Listen]

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