Issue 6117 digital November 18, 2021 - Page 3

page 3 british bandsman
The leading international brass band magazine Established 1887
Editor Mark Good
Regular Contributors and Consultants Liv Appleton Brett Baker Christopher Bond Julian Bright Adam Cooke Anne Crookston Gerry Duggan Owen Farr Martin Gernon Sophie Hart Chris Helme Paul Hindmarsh Tabby Kerwin Dr Liz Lane John Maines Tim Mutum Jared McCunnie Les Neish Alex Parker Martyn Ramsay Matthew Rowe John Stirzaker ARPS Andy Straiton Rob Tompkins Glenn Van Looy Nick Walkley Richard Ward Ryan Watkins Dr Keith Wilkinson Allan Withington Malcolm Wood Carl Woodman
Following the seemingly endless stream of cancellations and postponements , the past few weeks have seen a raft of live brass band performances taking place in the UK and beyond . From major national championships to local concerts , the sound of brass has been ringing out once again . This weekend , the spotlight falls on Gateshead , by the banks of the River Tyne , and the Brass in Concert Festival . It may have been condensed into a one-day format this year , but after the dearth of live music during much of the pandemic , fans of the event will be sorely looking forward to taking their seats in Sage Gateshead for a busy day of action ; keep in touch with it all at www . britishbandsman . com .
Meanwhile , composer Edward Gregson has spoken of his anger after rogue recordings surfaced online from the Netherlands Brass Band Championships , featuring his set work The World Rejoicing . Edward was understandably disappointed at the airing of the recordings , which undermine the element of surprise , especially for a work which is due to receive ' premieres ' at several countries ' major contests over the coming months . In addition to the artistic concerns , there are also major copyright issues , with enthusiastic but blissfully ignorant audience members snaffling shaky mobile phone recordings which are promptly uploaded to the internet . It doesn ' t make for a particularly enjoyable listening or viewing experience yet it harms those striving to bring the art to the stage - and into people ' s homes . Venues must do more to curb this disturbing trend .
Have a good week .
Mark Good , Editor .
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