June 2009

posted 28 Oct 2015, 09:38 by Philip Owen   [ updated 28 Oct 2015, 09:57 ]

Thoresby Fly the flag in Warsop

On a very warm evening in Warsop the flags were flyinh high at the TCYBB proms concert. It was the band's first visit to the Ex Servicemen's Club in Warsop but they were met with a very friendly and enthusiastic audience.

The band opened with The "Entry of the Gladiators", followed by Malcom Arnold's "Little Suite for Brass". The first half also featured music with Welsh and Scottish origins with "Pendine" and "Ye Banks and Braes" befor returning to music from the prolific English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and the solo "I Don't Know How To Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar featuring the beautiful flugel playinh of Joanna Wilmot. The first was brought to a rousing finale with "Farandole" from L'Arlesienne Suite, Bizet.

English composes were featured significantly in the second half, starting with the march "Knightsbridge" by Eric Coates, Who was born in the band's home county of Nottinghamshire. It would be a surprise if Edward elgar did not feature in a proms concert and sure enough his famous "Nimrod" (Var. 9 Enigma Variations) and "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1" were included. There was also the British influence of Sir Henry Wood and his arrangement of "Fantasis on British Sea Songs, Which was concluded with a rousing rendition of "Rule Britannia" from band and audience.

The band will be flying the flags again in 3 weeks at home in Edwinstowe, See our Engagement Page for details.