The Spanish conductor Rafa Sanz-Espert third disc with the Banda Municipal de Música de Bilbao has just been released. Alongside my wind orchestra work `Samurai’, this brilliant ensemble perform works by Ottorino Respighi, Antonio Vivaldi, Manuel de Falla, Ney Rosauro, Martin Ellerby, Josep Suner and Hardy Mertens. What makes this recording special is that all the performances are taken from live performances given by a conductor and ensemble who brings music to life. I am personally thrilled with Rafa Sanz-Espert interpretation of `Samurai’. I am also proud to say Rafa Sanz-Espert and Banda Municipal de Música de Bilbao have also recorded Nigel’s `Breaking the Century’.

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Hear `SAMURAI’ in it’s entirety below: