First Listen: War Memorials

The BBC Music Magazine team has a listen to a disc of brass band commissions

War Memorials



In this episode of 'First Listen', the BBC Music Magazine team explores a disc of brass band music played by the Tredegar Town and Cory Bands. War Memorials pays tribute to those lost in the two world wars and features on-disc premieres of pieces by Robin Holloway, Gavin Higgins, John McCabe, Lucy Pankhurst, Simon Dobson and Paul McGhee. Music by Britten frames the programme.


Find out what the team made of this recording and hear clips from the disc in this podcast.