Salute Our Soldiers (PFCD039) £10.00
Eroica Wind Ensemble
André Caplet 'Suite Persane'
I. Scharki (Chant d'amour) 4.32
II. Nihavend 4.46
III. Iskia Samaïsi 8.35
Richard Strauss 'Serenade in Eb Op.7' 8.44
Michael Csanyi-Wills 'Noumenon' 12.04
'Petite Symphonie Op.216'
Adagio - Allegretto 5.22
Andante cantabile 4.41
Scherzo: Allegro moderato 4.00
Finale: Allegretto 5.00
The Eroica Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Eager.
The Eroica Wind Ensemble is formed of musicians currently serving in the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards Bands, and regularly gives concerts in The Guards’ Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London. Interestingly, the combination of instruments used (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet and 2 horns) is similar to the instrumentation used by the Guards bands in the 18th century, so the music you will hear is not too dissimilar to the sounds that would have accompanied the Changing the Guard at St. James’s Palace in those days.
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Mark Eager is an exciting conductor with a wide breadth of knowledge in the orchestral field. Underpinning this is his experience as a world-class player, as a soloist and Principal Trombone with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from 1993 to 2006. Mark is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of The Welsh Sinfonia. His clear, highly musical direction and his consummate grasp of musical idioms have developed the ensemble over the past few years into Wales’s finest chamber orchestra. He is often praised for his mature understanding, thoughtful musicianship and command of the orchestra.