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gently uplifting

Like a warm summer day, there is just "something" about the sound of a brass band that hits you in the heart like a gentle arrow and brings a tear to the eye.
A truly British form of music that is slowly being ground into the dust that used to be our coal mining industry, I love to drop a piece of Brass into my radio show now & again, just to get the emails asking who? what? and on occasion, Thanks.
This collection is a great wat to start to enjoy a bit of brass.
I defy anyone not to have chest swollen with pride upon hearing Jerusalem played on brass.
And at this price, you are getting the crowned best Brass Band in the UK for under £4! its almost like stealing it from iTunes!
Hopefully, it will lead you onto more complex pieces and more enjoyment.
If you thought it was for old fogeys, think again.
Kasabian played on Brass is an aural delight...

Biography

Formed: 1917 in Grimethorpe, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '90s, '00s

One of the best-loved colliery (coal mine) bands in England, the GCB has entertained many and inspired some -- the movie Brassed Off owes some of its inspiration to the existence of the GCB, while its musical track is provided by enthusiastic GCB playing. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band was formed in 1917 as a recreational activity by a group of colliery workers. Quickly proving its mettle and gaining success, it received sponsorship from the colliery management. Later, when the British coal mines...
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Classic Brass, Grimethorpe Colliery Band
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  • £5.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 30 May 1989

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