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Issue 5965

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High Peak for Clarence

Thursday 10 August, 2017

The sessions for the latest recordings in aid of the Clarence Adoo Trust were completed recently at Wood Green Salvation Army in London. This is the fifth recording undertaken for the Trust since 2011 and features the Enfield Citadel Band performing both SA and contesting compositions by Eric Ball, including The Kings of Kings, Song of Courage, Sunset Rhapsody and the title track, High Peak.


Andrew Justice, Deputy Bandmaster and principal trombone of the band, commented: “It was great to be back in the recording studio and to have the chance to help our good friend, Clarence. We have deep respect for the music of Eric Ball and it was a great thrill to feature some of his little-heard music as well as some ‘standards’.”

Yamaha artist Kirsty Abbotts became the latest in the line of world-class soloists to record for Clarence Adoo and she performed Eric Ball’s much-loved Clear Skies


Project manager and conductor for the weekend, John Ward, said: “This was a brilliant weekend; the band played its heart out and we all can’t wait to hear how the final edit comes out. A huge thank you to the band, Kirsty Abbotts and recording producer Adam Goldsmith for their expertise and commitment to the project.”


High Peak will be available in the autumn and to pre-order in the next few weeks online from