Track - Song Title
1 - Prelude for an Occasion / Gregson
2 - Overture to La Gazza Ladra / Rossini, arr. Lorriman
3 - Motherless Child / trad., arr. Fernie / Jeff Markwick, flugelhorn soloist
4 - March of the Cobblers / Barratt & Siebert
5 - Chelsea Bridge / Strayhorn, arr. Drover
6 - Three Episodes from An American in Paris / Gershwin, arr. Snell
7 - Light of the World / Goffin
8 - Madrigalum / Sparke
9 - La Mandolinata / Bellstedt, arr. Stephens / Matt Taton, Bb cornet soloist
10 - The Celt of Glencoe / Richards
11 - The Minstrel Boy / trad., arr. Langford
12 - Dance of the Tumblers / Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Ashmore
13 - Harmony Music / Sparke
The Five Lakes Silver Band
This year was a season of strong growth for the Five Lakes Silver
Band. Besides attracting several new very-accomplished players
to the group, the band presented many successful concerts and
had a triumphant year on the contesting scene. At the annual
North American Brass Band Association contests – held this year in Cincinnati, Ohio - the band was awarded First Place for First Section bands. At that same contest, the band’s percussion ensemble was awarded First Place for percussion groups in the solo and ensemble competition.
After such a season, it seemed appropriate to record another
collection of favorite tunes performed during course of the year –
called Erie. This is the 2nd album in our Great Lakes Series of
recordings. By popular demand, we decided to include a “bonus
track” on the Erie CD – a “live” recording of the band performing
Philip Sparke’s Harmony Music at this year’s NABBA competition in Cincinnati. We hope you can enjoy music of this year’s season as much as we enjoyed performing it.
The staff of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan was extremely generous to the band. To help make this recording, they made their beautiful church available for the entire set of recording sessions. Thanks to our friends at St. Paul!
Once again, we would like to thank the team at the Salvation Army Citadel in Royal Oak, Michigan for their support. The Salvation Army Citadel has been our home for rehearsals and for many of our season concerts during the season. We appreciate the liberal hospitality and support!
Neil Barlow is Music Director and Conductor of the Five Lakes
Silver Band. Following his formal training as an engineer, Neil spent a large part of his career managing a series of high-tech companies in the USA, Canada, Germany, the UK, Holland, Japan and Korea. Besides his activities with the FLSB, he conducts two concert bands and two jazz bands in Ontario, and he frequently conducts the musical efforts for musical theatre productions in Ontario’s popular Muskoka region.
Jeff Markwick is a well-known performer and teacher in the Detroit area. After his music studies at Wayne State University, he has held positions as Principal Trumpet with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, Orchestra Detroit, Detroit Sinfonia and the Dearborn Symphony. He has performed as Principal Trumpet of the International Symphony Orchestra, Pontiac Oakland Symphony and many others. He also tours as the Principal Trumpet with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
Matt Taton is currently Director of Bands in the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools. Matt had previously been principal Solo Cornet with the Central Michigan Brass Band from 2001-2010. While with the Five Lakes Silver Band in 2011, Matt was awarded 1st place in the NABBA Adult Technical High Brass competition in Grand Rapids. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Matt is 1st Trumpet with the Paradigm Brass Quintet, Lead Trumpet with the Midland Jazz Trail Big Band, and performs with the Midland Symphony Orchestra.