The Celebrated Distin Family: Music for Saxhorn Ensemble: The Prince Regent's Ban


The Celebrated Distin Family: Music for Saxhorn Ensemble: The Prince Regent's Ban


The Prince Regent's Band (Richard Fomison, Richard Thomas, Anneke Scott, Phil Dale & Jeff Miller - saxhorns)
During the mid-nineteenth century the Distin Family blazed a trail across Europe and North America performing countless concerts and promoting new and exciting designs of brass instruments. thanks to a chance meeting with Adolphe Sax in Paris in 1844, they adopted the new valved brass instruments, and in particular the new saxhorn.

With The Celebrated Distin Family, period brass specialists The Prince Regent’s Band have recreated the lost Distin Family repertoire, performing on their unique collection of original saxhorns and other fascinating brass instruments of the period.

'[...] the members of The Prince Regent’s Band are to be warmly congratulated on this enterprising exploration of an almost entirely forgotten area of musical history.'
Early Music Review

  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète
  • Berlioz, Hector : Chant sacré, for tenor, male chorus & piano or orchestra (Neuf Mélodies irlandaises), H. 44 (Op. 2/6
  • Sax, Adolphe : Quartet on a theme of the Sextet by Fauconnier, for saxophones
  • Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia da Lammermoor
  • Grétry, André-Ernest-Mode : Richard Cour de Lion
  • Verdi, Giuseppe : Fragments mélodiques sur 'Messe de Requiem' de Verdi
  • Distin, Henry : Distin's Polka, for piano with 2 cornets or saxhorns ad libitum
  • Distin, John : Distin's Military Quadrilles, for band
  • Handel, George F. : Samson
  • Kent, James: Blessed be Thou Lord God of Israel, 
  • Arne, Thomas : Rule, Britannia,
  • Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Distin, Theodore : Victory, for chorus with cornet ad libitum
  • Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
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