A simple new setting of the German traditional carol Ein kindlein in Der Weigen, commonly associated with the English words “We gather ’round the manger bed”.
This song accompaniment, inspired by a visit of the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Brighouse, is in essence an upbeat arrangement of the song “All Things Bright and Beautiful” with hints of the English traditional Floral Dance.
The long-running series of brass band settings of songs based on Scripture continues with arrangements by Gash, Jones, Clarke, Feltwell, Browning, Venables, Sharman, Cordner, Mackereth, Shaw and Smith.
The long-awaited visit of Winton Bournemouth Band (Bandmaster Norry Smith) to Coventry City Corps, 17 – 18 May 2014, was a great occasion. The visit was originally scheduled for March 2013, but had to be cancelled and rescheduled because of snow at that time. The rescheduled weekend fell on the warmest weekend of the year to date.