Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2017

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2018 marks the centenary since the death of Edwin Firth (Principal Cornet with Foden's) who was killed serving his country on the 1st June.

To commemorate his death Foden's will perform two concerts in Sandbach on the 1st and 3rd June that will include a new commission from the pen of our composer in residence Andy Scott to mark this occasion

As well as being a fantastic cornet player he was also an accomplished composer and some of his works including the famous march 'Westwood Ho' will be performed

Allan Littlemore wrote an article on Edwin Firth which can be viewed below as well as information from his CPEW record

http://4barsrest.com/articles/2004/art414.asp#.WgcdMmBLF9A

http://www.cpgw.org.uk/soldier-records/edwin-firth/

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell