Quintessence, a recording of music by Robert Redhead, has been nominated for the prestigious “Band CD of the Year” award by Brass Band World magazine. Fairey Band, directed by John Ward, performed tracks which are a representation of this Salvationist composer’s output.
The tracks include:
- A Fanfare of Praise
- Isaiah 40 (Commissioned for the 1996 National Brass Band Championships
- I Will Follow Thee (Conducted by the composer)
- Tenore, featuring Owen Farr, tenor horn
- Picton Citadel
- How Charming Is Thy Name
- Corpus Christi
Tenore was newly commissioned for the recording specifically for guest soloist Owen Farr.
This nomination is the latest endorsement for a recording which has been critically acclaimed by The Salvationist, British Bandsman, Brass Herald, and by the composer himself, who was present throughout the entire recording weekend.
The recording is available on iTunes.
Submitted by John Ward