In celebrating its 125th year, the New York Staff Band offers a balanced recorded programme that salutes the past and embraces new music written especially for the occasion.
The anniversary year prior to the release of this recording (2011-2012) has been filled with musical activity that underscores the bands’ continuing ministry, this album’s repertoire reflecting those efforts. International trips included a retreat and concert with the Canadian Staff Band and a short tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland which was followed by participation in The International Staff Band’s 120th anniversary celebrations (ISB120) in London with all of the Salvation Army’s staff bands. The 125th anniversary concert was held in New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall at which some of this disc’s repertoire was performed for the first time.