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Ronald E. Grames
Fanfare, July 2014

…this series is every wind band lover’s dream, more interesting with each new discovery, and volume 13 is recommended as a worthy addition. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review

Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, June 2014

The recordings…do full justice to the music and performances… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Barry Kilpatrick
American Record Guide, May 2014

…it’s all enjoyable to hear…Brion expertly brings out details…

Fine playing by the Central Band of the RAF. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

David Denton
David's Review Corner, February 2014

We have now reached volume 13 of the complete ‘Music for Wind Band by John Philip Sousa’ that covers a whole gambit of the composers hopes and aspirations. Uppermost was his desire to become a composer of operettas with excepts from Katherine and Chris and the Wonderful Lamp, the Katherine overture being a remarkably fine piece of light music. The most extended score comes with the three sections of the Camara Studies Suite. Spirited marches open and close a disc that offers so many different moods, and it makes good listening all the way through. The playing of the British RAF Band, conducted by Sousa expert, Keith Brion, is spirited and full of good cheer when appropriate. It has obviously been recorded in a small venue with plenty of impact. © 2014 David’s Review Corner, January 2014

The 13th volume in Naxos’ excellent series of the music of John Philip Sousa proves yet again, if more proof were necessary, that the “march king” was far more than a maker of marches. It also proves yet again that his quintessentially American music has considerable international resonance…Brion conducts the United Kingdom’s Central Band of the RAF, which proves every bit as adept as the Swedish and Norwegian ones in Sousa’s music—and every bit as attuned to these works as any American band would be. © 2014 Read complete review

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