Name: David Radford
Corps: Preston - originally from Hobart Citadel
Family: Wife Joy, son Nathan, daughter Fiona
Instrument / Make: Cornet - Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign
Date Joined MRSB: August 2017
Favourite Band Piece / Composer:
The Compassionate Christ - Dean Goffin [GS1464]
This meditation is based on the tune "Stephanos", the composer expresses ideas and moods evoked by some verses from the hymn commencing verse 1 'Art thou weary, art thou languid, art thou sore distressed?'; verse 2 'Hath He marks to lead me to Him?'; verse 4 'If I find Him'; and verse 6 'If I ask Him to receive me'.
The Last Spring - Edvard Grieg (arr: Ray Steadman Allen)
Elegiac Melody "Last Spring," has one of the most moving tunes Grieg ever composed, a tune that loves the goodness of life and the beauty of the world even as it fades away into infinity; the ethereal effect has been sought by means of solo flugel horn against a muted background.
Interests: Reading (mainly biographies) , trivia contests, contemporary instrumental music
Favourite Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:11
“God makes everything happen at the right time.
Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done,
and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future.”
(Contemporary English Version)
Life Influences: Joy Radford, CSM Tony Foster (R), Hobart