Military Band, Op. 52
The Eastman Wind Ensemble conducted by Frederick Fennell
In Gustav Holst’s Hammersmith the ensemble really flexes its muscles and produces precisely the saturated, organ-like cascades of sound that only a wind band can.
The “Eastmen” pull out all the stops, as it were, in Walton’s Crown Imperial March, thus following the dramaturgical plan of this album which begins softly and dies away in splendour.
Recording: November 1958 at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York, by C.R. Fine and
Robert Eberenz / Production: Wilma Cozart
Date of Release: February 2005