Various Artists

National Brass Festival, Royal Albert Hall, 1972

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Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, this LP features the highlights of the 1972 National Brass Festival. Participating ensembles in the National Championships included the Black Dyke Mills Band, the Fairey Band, the G.U.S. (Footwear) Band, the Band of Yorkshire Imperial Metals, and the York Celebrations Choir. George Hurst and Geoffrey Brand were the two music directors of the proceedings, and the highlights included several striking band arrangements of overtures and preludes by Verdi, Wagner, Handel, and George Gershwin.