Grimethorpe are delighted to have recorded a new CD featuring the incredible music of Johan de Meij.
Over the weekend the band worked with Johan to record several of his newly arranged pieces for brass band, including Sinfonietta No. 1 and three movements from his Lord of the Rings Symphony.
Grimethorpe also had the privilege to collaborate with the sublime Brandt Attema (bass trombone) and Astrid Haring (harp) on several pieces.
Speaking about the recording, Johan said:
“It has been an absolute delight to work with Grimethorpe. The players are fantastic and they are very passionate about what they do. They were super motivated to get the best results out of the recording. It was a fantastic experience and it was actually the very first time in my 45-year career that I’ve conducted a British brass band. I will never forget it.”Johan de Meij – June 2022
Release date September 1st 2022.