The December ‘05/January ‘06 issueof Brass Band World magazine voted the recent CD of Gaia Symphony, played by the Buy As You View Band conducted by Robert Childs, ‘CD of the Year’. Anthony Leggett, one of the magazine’s principle reviewers wrote ‘not only is BAYV’s playing awesome and the quality of recording and production of the highest order, but the sheer scale and distinction of the content – John Pickard’s epic four movement symphony with each linked by musically and rhythmically relevant ‘Windows’ for percussion ensemble – is a work for which the term “tour de force” might have been coined. In my review I referred to it as “this landmark production”, and I believe it to be a worthy BBW CD of the Year’

Read more about the Gaia Symphony here
Read reviews of the Gaia Symphony from
The Brass Band Herald
British Bandsman
The Guardian
4barsrest.com (première)
4barsrest.com (CD)
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