When considering this new recording from the New York Staff Band, there are many exciting aspects that are worth highlighting. We are privileged to feature as soloist, Salvationist Philip Cobb, who is an extraordinary trumpet and cornet player known all over the world. This recording features an epic work from the pen of Dr. Dorothy Gates, “The Glory of Jehovah,” which has already had a profound debut in Canada earlier this year.
This recording also contains many wonderful new compositions from established and rising stars in the brass band world, including a new piece by Tom Davoren, “Proclamation.”
A proclamation is defined as “a clear declaration of something.” Davoren’s piece, featuring the hymn “Stand up, stand up for Jesus,” is designed to proclaim, when it’s used at the beginning of each of our programs, and at the start of this recording, that Jesus Christ is Lord and that we, as the New York Staff Band, will stand up for Jesus.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry, His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.
We want to use our abilities and talents to spread salvation through Jesus Christ as far as we are able, by the grace of God. We proclaim Jesus Christ: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (ESV)
Available for purchase HERE.
Proclamation – Tom Davoren
Be Still – Paul Schwartz arr. Dorothy Gates
King of the Seven Heavens – Philip Harper
Caprice for Cornet – William Himes, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Alaw – Tom Davoren, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Glory to His Name – Eric Ball, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Where I Am – Trevor Davis, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Seafarer – Norman Bearcroft
God is My Shelter – Kenneth Downie
All-Powerful – Marcus Venables
Great are You Lord – Joel Collier
La Virgen De La Macarena – Rafael Mendez arr Mark Freeh, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Dark Haired Marie – arr Goff Richards, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Scherzo for Brass Band and Trumpet – Andrew Pearce, Soloist – Philip Cobb
Rest – Dorothy Gates, Soloist – Philip Cobb
To Ask the Lords Blessing – Simon Morton
Introit – O Love – Andrew Blyth
The Glory of Jehovah – Dorothy Gates
- Moses and Aaaron
- God’s Mighty Hand
- Mt. Sinai
- The Tabernacle
Full Liner Notes HERE.