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Black Dyke on national airwaves

Friday 9 October, 2020

Advocates of brass bands receiving increased mainstream exposure will have been delighted to hear of a new release from Black Dyke Band being named as an album of the week on Classic FM.

John Rutter: Anthems, Hymns and Gloria for Brass Band was released by Black Dyke on September 25 on the Naxos label and a piece a day has been featured by Alexander Armstrong on his morning programme, broadcast to millions.

The new album features arrangements by Luc Vertommen and coincides with John Rutter’s 75th birthday, which was marked last month. Among the pieces to feature are settings of All Creatures of our God and King and Now Thank We All our God, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, What Sweeter Music and Go Forth into the World in Peace, as well as Rutter’s Gloria.

The band's principal cornet player, Richard Marshall, is featured in the Pie Jesu from Rutter's Requiem and the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus also appears.