The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - Heritage Series Vol 4: Music From The 1960s

Published Friday 7th December 2012
The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - Heritage Series Vol 4: Music From The 1960s
The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - Heritage Series Vol 4: Music From The 1960s

STYLE: Brass Band
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127621-19374
LABEL: Salvationist Publishing & Supp SPS297
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

Historic recordings from the "Beatles decade" by the band that's over 100 years old! CD one contains new recordings of pieces used at the time, some over 10 minutes long such as "The Holy War" (inspired by John Bunyan's book of the same name) and the majestic "The Present Age" alongside shorter pieces such as the lively "California" and the beautiful "Redeeming Love". CD two contains a selection of previous recordings from albums released between 2000 and 2008, conducted by Stephen Cobb. The CD also features an interview with Stephen. Of major interest here are the two musical works written by the renowned Eric Ball, "Song Of Courage" and "Songs Of Exile", during Ball's brief writing period with the Staff Bandmaster, Bernard Adams. Overall the collection is a good reflection of the time, but isn't quite as enjoyable as other volumes in the series.

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Product Description
The first in a series designed to preserve works which deserve survival well beyond their heritage interest.

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