A fine recording from one of the most innovative brass bands featuring music at the cutting–edge of our brass band repertoire by two very talented British composers, Simon Dobson and Kenneth Hesketh. Music on the disc by Simon Dobson Clarion Alarum, The Drop: Remixed, Lyonesse, The Dreaded Groove and Hook and Penlee. Music on the disc by Kenneth Kesketh: A Festive Overture, Infernal Ride, Elegy and Whirlegigg.
There is a hidden bonus track on the CD, the beautfully glowing arrangement of Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium.
"A disc not to be missed. ***** " (Christopher Thomas, Brass Band World Magazine)
Penlee has been voted into the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2011 at No.106. Not only is it the first time a brass work has been featured in the Hall of Fame, but it was also the highest new entry.