Generations

generations

Roland, John, Stephen, Roger, Matthew and Philip Cobb
International Staff Band
Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Stephen Hopkins
Hendon Band
Cory Band

It is not uncommon for families to become prominent in Salvation Army corps for several generations. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the Doe family were not only significant in Hendon Corps but also ran a successful butcher’s business. Little could they know that, by advertising in the Salvation Army press for a master butcher, they would be paving the way for another family to play a unique role in the corps for over 100 years! The successful applicant was Fred H. Cobb, whose leadership qualities were recognized quickly with his appointment as Bandmaster in 1913, a position he held until his retirement in 1947.

Although this recording does not feature Fred Cobb in any direct way, his personal and Christian qualities have been handed down through the family and have motivated subsequent generations of Cobbs into becoming outstanding musicians.

Tracks

1 Wondrous Day (Erik Leidzén) Roland Cobb (cornet) with the International Staff Band (1957) 5:59
2 Love’s Descent (Caleb Burgess, arr. Bramwell Coles) Roland Cobb (cornet) 3:17
3 The Eternal Quest (Ray Steadman-Allen) John Cobb (trombone) 9:30
4 The Acrobat (John Greenwood) John Cobb (trombone) with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force 4:25
5 Crossroad (Stephen Bulla) Stephen Cobb (cornet) with the International Staff Band 7:18
6 Sounds of Singing (Leslie Condon) Stephen Cobb (cornet) with the International Staff Band 9:43
7 Always There (Brendan Graham/Rolf Lovland) Roger Cobb (tenor) with Stephen Hopkins (pianoforte) 4:13
8 Close to Me (William Hastings/Andrew Blyth) Roger Cobb (tenor) with Stephen Hopkins (pianoforte) 4:43
9 Draw Me Nearer (Fanny Crosby/Dick Krommenhoek) Roger Cobb (tenor) with Hendon Band 3:38
10 David of the White Rock (Traditional, arr. Ray Bowes) Matthew Cobb (cornet) with Hendon Band 3:08
11 Tucker (Erik Leidzén) Matthew Cobb (corrnet) with Hendon Band 8:50
12 Trumpet Call (Kenneth Downie) Philip Cobb (trumpet) with Cory Band 5:32
13 Don‘t Doubt Him Now (Leonard Ballantine, arr. Craig Woodland) Philip Cobb (cornet) with Cory Band 3:36