Glyn Williams - Soloist

Glyn Williams has released three solo CDs to date, poles apart in their style and content, but all sharing his dazzling artistry and technique.

Platinum Celebrations CD

It is a measure of how much I enjoy what I do, the opportunities I have been given and the support I have had along the way that has meant I am still alive and kicking in the Solo Euphonium seat at Foden's Band some 20 years after passing my audition.
This CD includes pieces that form the musical soundtrack to those 20 years and has also allowed me to perform alongside some of my euphonium playing heroes.
My thanks go to my current companion in the euphonium section Mark Bousie, to my brother Aled, to  the amazing Lyndon Baglin & Trevor Groom for giving up their time to join me as featured soloists. To Adam Goldsmith & his recording team from SP&S, Howard Snell (who was MD when I joined the Band) who kindly agreed to provide the programme notes and to Mike Fowles for guiding the Band through the recording process.
Finally, heartfelt thanks to all members of Foden's Band - to those who played on the recording, to those who have come & gone, and especially to those who have been with me as friends (in fact one even made it to be my wife!) as well as fellow Band members for many of those 20 years.

Track Listing

Slavische Fantasie – Carl Hohne arr. Simon Kerwin
Hail Ancient Walls – Charles Gounod arr. Howard Snell
Rhapsody for Euphonium – James Curnow
Catari Catari – Cardillo arr. Denzil Stephens
Euphonium Concerto – Joseph Horovitz
Ocean Dream – Diamond Concerto – Philip Sparke
Brillante – Peter Graham – Gramercy Music
The Rev. Archie Beaton - Mason arr. Frode Rydland
La Belle Americaine – John Hartmann
Deep Inside the Sacred Temple – Bizet arr. Keith Wilkinson (Featuring Glyn & Aled Williams)
Grandfathers Clock – George Doughty
Ave Verum – Mozart arr. Philip Sparke (Featuring Glyn Williams, Mark Bousie, Trevor Groom & Lyndon Baglin)

£12.00  including Postage & Packing

The Lure of the Red Jacket CD

Glyn Williams latest Solo CD offering was recorded in May 2011 at William Hulme Grammar School, accompanied by Foden’s Band (who else?) and directed by Mike Fowles. Released in time for the 2011 British Open Championships it has received great acclaim ever since, and has now been named as Brass Band World’s Solo CD of the Year 2011.

 “I knew after the release of my first solo CD (Virtuoso) in 2005 that my next offering needed to be of a more serious nature, demonstrating just how far I have come in the 17 years I have been with Foden’s Band. All the pieces included on the new CD have special meaning for me, especially the Andy Scott Concerto which was commissioned for me in early 2011.

The title of the CD (taken from the first movement of the Concerto) mirrors my feelings for Foden’s and the attraction it will always have for me. I am extremely grateful to have been accompanied by such a great Band and such great people.

Special thanks must go to Adam Goldsmith of World of Sound who has been a delight to work with and to Mike Fowles for all his hard work on this project.”

£10.00  including Postage & Packing