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Stephen Francis Vasta
MusicWeb International, June 2017

The Naxos Sousa series offers the Central Band of the RAF, an authentic military band. Its sound, slightly more compact than Fennell’s, shares its alertness and polish, and conductor Keith Brion has a nice feel for textural contrasts. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Ronald E. Grames
Fanfare, March 2015

…there are some very pleasant discoveries here. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, July 2014

God loves Naxos for wanting to get performances out there of what appears to be all the music Sousa ever wrote. Volume 14 makes me want to hear all the other volumes. What a tremendous and enjoyable time capsule. © 2014 The Buffalo News Read complete review



Infodad.com, July 2014

The excellent ongoing Naxos series devoted to the music of John Philip Sousa provides the continual delight of a return to an earlier time in the United States…The 14th volume of the series…affirms that Sousa’s works sound wonderful when played by any band of the first water: they are full of American spirit but reach out musically to just about any place. © 2014 Infodad.com Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2014

Having punctuated the past decade with a project to record the complete music for wind band by John Philip Sousa, Naxos has now reached the fourteenth volume. The disc opens with a typically swaggering March of the Royal Trumpeters, while The Lambs march is the pick of the remaining tracks in that mode. Under the direction of the Sousa specialist, Keith Brion, The Central Band of the RAF is in fine form… © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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