Robert Russell Bennett: Old American Dances
This eagerly awaited new recording features guest conductor Mark Heron and the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, as they explore the works of Robert Russell Bennett. Best known for his 300-plus musicals between 1920 and 1975, Bennett worked alongside the great songwriters of the "golden age" of Broadway, such as Gershwin, Porter, Kern and Rodgers. He left a heritage of over 200 original compositions, with more than 30 pieces written for wind band. Songs include "Cake Walk," "Western One-Step," "S.S. Eagle March," Song in the Salty Air," "Wallflower Waltz" and many more. An absolute delight!