You have found an important source of historic brass music and early virtuoso cornet solo repertoire.
Choice Recordings specializes in the audio restoration of vintage brass music originally recorded on 78 rpm records. Currently we have three compact disc compilations featuring Cornet Soloists : Jack Mackintosh, Harry Mortimer, Jesse Stampe, Herbert L. Clarke, Del Staigers and Bohumir Kryl.
Our "Fabulous Fodens" CD Features the Fodens Motor Works Band.
Our latest release features vintage cornet solos by virtuosos of their day
Please note that no tracks are duplicated
Choice Recordings Audio Restoration
Collect and digitally restore electric and acoustic 78 rpm audio recordings and transfer in high fidelity form to compact disc
Choice Recordings have concentrated on early brassband record restoration. We have written our own software to remove scratches, clicks, pops and hiss from 78rpm shellac records. We also balance the recording levels from each groove side-wall prior to restoration.
It takes considerable effort and expertise to generate a few minutes of restored music from a background of high surface noise but releasing the gems from the past to the public is extremely satisfying even though economically unrewarding
Two Brass Archive compilations released on compact disc have been well received and broadcast on local and national BBC Radio
A large collection of brass music captured on 78s are being prepared for transcription to compact disc. Sales of current releases will ensure further issues in the series
Due to the very exclusive nature of these recordings they are not available at your local music store. In fact you are pretty lucky to have stumbled onto this site altogether.
This web site contains audio in RealAudio (.ram) RAM Metafile format which will require a real audio player. RealPlayer is a free download from http://www.real.com
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer highlight hyperlink, click and hold button three, select "Save Target As" option to save to your selected directory.
Jack Mackintosh's Extract from Una Voce
We are pleased to announce that we can accept online credit card payment with PayPal
We would be pleased to hear from fellow brass enthusiasts and restorers.