The band released our newest CD at the Sleighbells and Brass Concert in December. Couchiching Classics with the Orillia Silver Band was recorded in October at the Orillia Opera House. The CD features Symphonic Highlights from Frozen composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez & Christophe Beck; the theme from Out of Africa by John Barry and Lake of the Moon by Kevin Houben. In 2017, the band commissioned Ty Watson to composed A Life Well Lived, and we are delighted to include this work on the CD.
The CD is available at Manticore Books, Mariposa Market and the Orillia Museum of Art & History or at all of our concerts.
New! with this CD is the ability to download a copy to your favourite device. A special download code is included with each CD purchased.
Listen to some samples:
Christmas Time is Here with the Orillia Silver Band was recorded last March at St. James’ Anglican Church in Orillia. The CD features both new and classic Christmas works that have proved popular at the Band's Christmas events.
The title track, from "A Charlie Brown Christmas", was written by the great American jazz pianist, Vince Guaraldi. For fans of traditional holiday carols, An English Christmas by Philip Sparke and A Christmas Fantasy by Gordon Langford will appeal. The modern Christmas classic O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen is included on the album. A towering classic for brass band at Christmas, The Kingdom Triumphant by Eric Ball, appears on the CD as well.
The CD will be on sale at our concerts, at Manticore Books, the Orillia Musem of Art and History, the Mariposa Market, Functional Fitness or by sending us an email
Listen to some samples:
Our CD "Mariposa Sketches" is named for our newly commissioned work by Len Ballantine. This wonderful work is a series of short vignettes that represent Orillia and its 150 year history. Our first commissioned work, a special arrangement of Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Robert Redhead, is also on the CD along with some classics, and a little jazz! You can pick one up at a concert or you can also find them on sale at some of our community partners:
Orillia Museum of Art & History,
Mariposa Market, and
the Stephen Leacock Museum.
If you are out of town and would like to have us send one to you, please send us a request at our address below along with a cheque to Orillia Silver Band for $20.00 ($15.00 for the CD + $5.00 for shipping) and we will send one to you. (Sorry, we do not have credit card or online purchasing options at this time.)
1. The Railroad Trilogy / Lightfoot, arr. Redhead
2. The Shepherd's Song / Traditional, arr. Richards / F. Harvey, cornet
3. Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna / Von Suppé, arr. Ord Hume / Marshall Martin, Organist
4. Motherless Child / Traditional, arr. Fernie / K. Barlow, alto sax
5. Festmusik der Stadt Wien / arr. King
6. The Star / Catelinet / P. Rayment, euphonium
7. Amazonia - from Windows of the World / Graham
8. The Dark Side of the Moon / Lovatt-Cooper
9. I'm Beginning to See the Light / Ellington et al., arr. van der Woude
10. Mariposa Sketches / Ballantine /
- Dockside, Summer Haze, At the Bandshell, Lovers Stroll down Main Street, At the Fair
We did a special video recording of Ty Watson's wonderful "A Life Well Lived". When we commissioned the work Ty decided to write a piece about the everyday man who has lived a full and fulfilled life. He was inspired by his grandfather who was a minister and, who, during his lifetime of over 100 years, made a quiet difference in the lives of others.