Cranbrook’s famous St. Dunstans Church provided the ideal recording location when the band decided to follow the success of their first recording with a compilation of Brass, Classical and Popular music.

Recorded on the 17th and 31st of May 1997, “A Kentish Suite” features many popular favourites but takes its name from a composition written for the band.

The piece reflects three famous locations in Kent:- Canterbury Cathedral, Scotney Castle and the White Windmill (Pictured) “Cranbrook”.

Track Samples

Track Listing

Piece, Composer, Arrangement

1 Ravenswood, W. Rimmer
2 Barber of Seville, Rossini G. Hawkins
3 Because Cornet Solo, Guy d’Hardelot Goff Richards
4 A Kentish Suite, Capt. A R Chatburn & K Spencer
5 Someone to Watch Over Me, Comp. George Gershwin Alan Fernie
6 Cornets a Go GoCornet Quintet, Derek Broadbent
7 Troublemaker, Mike Davis
8 I Dreamed A Dream, Claude-Michel Schoenberg, arr. Darrol Barry
9 WinterHorn Feature, Vivaldi Howard Snell
10 That’s A Plenty, Lew Pollack Goff Richards
11 Light as Air Goff Richards
12 Pastime With Good Company, Attrib. Henry VIII arr. Stephen Roberts
13 Amazing Grace, Trad William Himes
14 Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Michael Kamen K.v.d. Woude

Performer Listing

For the Recording of this presentation, Cranbrook Town Band consisted of :-

Musical Director

Ian Lanceley

Soprano Cornet


Fred Smithers Robin Traves
Albert Wallace

Solo Cornets

Sharon Pond


Chris Cannings David Newsom
Rosemary Chatfield Viv Lovewell
Matthew Jacobs
Sian Lanceley


John Hunt

Backrow Cornets

Steven Love
Matthew Richardson Jerry Pond
Peter Evans David Moon
Tony Smith Nigel Simmons
Eileen Herbert
Trevor Westley


Nick Wright Hazel Hemsley
Philip Ramsden Steve Walkley
Colin Batt

Flugel Horn

Miranda Bryant
Andrew Ramsden Mark Atherton
Tenor Horns


Alan Smithers * Peter Stoner
Amanda Lloyds Daryl Oliver
Rebecca Dartnell Kelly Edwards
Mark Hayman Rebecca Suckling

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