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City of Edinburgh Band





The City of Edinburgh Band is back - see

In it's hey-day the City of Edinburgh band were one of the top bands in Scotland. After transcribing some of the old reel-to-reel recordings made by Gordon Thomson Senior and Charlie Easton we select the Kenneth Alford March "Old Panama"

Solo Euphonium player James Easton gives us a beautiful rendition of Edward MacDowell's "To a Wild Rose"

John Hoggans conducts Franz von Suppe's  "Tantalasqualen"

Throughout the transcription of these recordings, made back in the mid 1960s, I have not come across one piece of music that I would not like to play myself.. The band were playing in an Era prior to the introduction of to-days staple diet of popular film and television theme tune arrangements - sorry no  "James Bond Theme" or "Mission Impossible" available on this site. Oh! don't get me started ......

Copyright @ 2001 M.R.Hobson Choice Recordings

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