On an unseasonably warm weekend, 24 – 25 October 2014, members of the Norfolk Fellowship Brass (Conductor David Woodrow) gathered for recording sessions. The venue was Mile Cross Methodist Church, Norwich, a sizable building with a good, lively acoustic.
The producer, John Rowley, owner of Reelsound Mobile, traveled from Hull and, together with Alwyn Green in the role of musical associated, led the band through some ten hours of recording sessions. Green is a former principal bass trombone of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a long-time friend and Salvationist at Norwich Citadel. The band was indebted to both of them for their expertise and knowledge during the production.
The booklet and artwork for the recording was designed by Michael Whybrow and the recording is dedicated to John Dennett, former chaplain and horn player in the Norfolk Fellowship Brass who recently passed away.
The title of the recording is Out of Norfolk, featuring music written by composers from and played by musicians from Norfolk. The recording will be available in early 2015.
Tracks recorded included:
- Consistent Service
- Norfolk Melodies
- Soli deo Gloria
- Gift for His Altar
- Fakenham Temple
- The Lord Is Gracious
- Ein’ Feste Burg
- Love Changes Everything
- Rondo for Horn, Malcolm Berry, tenor horn
- Keep that Smile, Ray Todd, cornet
- Prayer of Childhood, Iain Sturgeon, clarinet
- Wandrin’ Star, Michael Whybrow, bass trombone
- Tomado de la Mano
- Slavonic Dance No. 8
Norfolk Fellowship Brass web site, original report by Michael Whybrow