Words and Music

Words and Music

Cory Band


Since the beginning of time, the written word has been a rich source of inspiration for the imagination of composers. From ancient civilizations such as Rome, Greece and Egypt, to medieval settings of Bible stories, and to romantic works by great composers such as Beethoven, Berlioz and Mahler, works of literature have fueled the creative furnaces within the minds of musicians. This recording features five substantial works for brass band which have their origins in poetry or prose.


1 Daphnis and Chloë (Second Suite) (Maurice Ravel, arr. Howard Snell)   15:34
2 King’s Messenger (George Lloyd)   11:58
3 Paradise Lost – Concerto for Tenor Horn (David Harrington) Owen Farr, tenor horn 18:42
4 Eden (John Pickard)   14:33
5 Resurgam (Eric Ball)   12:55