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raised of £6,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £748 to enable Foden's Band and the Malcolm Arnold Society to produce a brand new cd of Malcolm Arnold's brass music

    Funded on Monday, 17th April 2023

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    The Malcolm Arnold Society is really pleased to launch this crowdfunding project to support a collaboration between Foden’s Band and ourselves

    Sir Malcolm Arnold was one of the leading British composers of the second half of the 20th century. Well known for his classical, film and brass music.

    Foden's were formed in 1902 by Edwin Foden, originally named 'The Foden’s Motorworks Band.' From these humble beginnings few would have thought they would go on to win 12 British Open titles, 16 National Championships of Great Britain and an unparalleled double hat-trick in 1932, 33, 34 and in 1936, 37 and 38. The band currently holds the record for the number of Area Contest wins with an unprecedented 24 North West Area titles. Since 1902 they have maintained their positions as one of the World's leading bands on and off the contest stage. In 2012 Foden’s won the ‘Double’ being crowned the 2012 British Open / National Champions and in 2018 2021 and 2022 were once again crowned the National Champions. As well as being successful on the contest front the band have won numerous awards for cd releases, regularly appear on BBC TV and Radio and perform at all the countries leading concert halls. Around the world Foden’s Band is a trademark that musicians associate with inestimable class and musicianship.

    We are looking to raise £6,000 to fund the production of a cd of Malcolm’s brass music which when complete will retail at £14.95 plus p & p. Although any donation is welcome we are offering the following levels of sponsorship

    Contribute £13.50+ now and receive the cd once produced. Overseas postage would incur an extra cost.

    Contribute £30+ now and receive the cd plus a year’s online membership of the Malcolm Arnold Society. This includes the quarterly Malcolm Arnold Society newsletter Beckus. With performance diary, news, reviews, features, analysis and archive material. Also included are regular email updates from the society and exclusive offers.

    Contribute £50+ now and as well as all the above, receive a free years Patronage of the Foden's Band . As a patron of Foden’s Band you will receive 2 copies of Foden’s Fanfare (the magazine of the Foden’s Patrons Society) each year, regular emails and exclusive offers on Foden’s tickets and merchandise.

    Contribute £100+ now and as well as the above have your name listed in the cd credits

    Contribute £500+ now and as well as the above receive an invitation to one of the recording sessions (to be held in the Cheshire/Greater Manchester area)

    The music on the cd will be:

    Fantasy for brass band Op 114a 10m

    Little Suite No 1 for brass band Op 80 10m

    Little Suite No 2 for brass band Op 93 9m

    Song of Freedom for SA chorus and brass band Op 109* 19m

    Fanfare for a Festival (1955) (arr. for brass band by Philip Sparke) 3m

    March: Overseas Op 70* (arr. for brass band by Neil Richmond) 3m

    The Roots of Heaven* (1958): Overture (arr. for brass band by Neil Richmond) 5m

    Machines* (arr. Philip Littlemore) 6m

    Sweeney Todd* (arr. Philip Littlemore) 8m


    * Denotes world premier recording.

    Several pieces, of course, have never been recorded for cd before and would sound wonderful played by the UK’s No. 1 brass band. However we can’t do it without your support, please donate



    • Ken Talbot8 months ago
      Ken Talbot

      Ken Talbot

      8 months ago

      I am delighted to be able to share the news that we have now met our initial target of £6,000 mainly through donations made not via this platform. However, we will leave this page open for another 7 days to collect any final contributions. Also having taken feedback from members of the banding community we have changed the music that will be on the CD so that it will now contain 5 premiere recordings of Malcolm's brass music.

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    • Ken Talbot10 months ago
      Ken Talbot

      Ken Talbot

      10 months ago

      If you are not comfortable donating via this platform please email for other ways to donate

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    • Ken Talbot10 months ago
      Ken Talbot

      Ken Talbot

      10 months ago

      We are now able to release the details of what music will be on the Malcolm Arnold Society/Foden’s cd Fantasy Op 114 Little Suite No 1 Op 80 Little Suite No 2 Op 93 Padstow Lifeboat Op 94 Song of Freedom Op 109 Festival Fanfare March: Overseas Op.70 (1960) [Neil Richmond, 2008] Hobson’s Brass (Philip Littlemore, 2007] ‘The First Lady’ theme (1968) [Ronnie Hazelhurst,1969] Several of these pieces have never been recorded for cd before However we can’t do it without your support, please donate.

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    Page last updated on: 4/7/2023 12.59



    • Mathew Monaghan

      Mathew Monaghan

      Apr 7, 2023


    • David Richards

      David Richards

      Apr 7, 2023

      Great idea as not enough of the Arnold music is being heard.


    • Guenther Koegebehn

      Guenther Koegebehn

      Apr 6, 2023

      It will be fantastic


    • Alec Gallagher

      Alec Gallagher

      Apr 1, 2023


    • Anonymous


      Mar 31, 2023


    • Anonymous


      Mar 31, 2023


    • Lennie Keight

      Lennie Keight

      Feb 27, 2023

      Great project - looking forward to the cd


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