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Mark Freeh

30 Sep 2017

The Virtuosi GUS Band is saddened to learn of the passing of composer, arranger and friend, Mark Freeh.

Mark and the Band shared some wonderful music making, notably the collaboration on an amazing set of his now legendary brass arrangements, which culminated in the landmark recording ‘Freeh Way’ in 1988. The CD was recorded with Bramwell Tovey at the helm at CTS Studios, Wembley, and then subsequently produced and mastered in Mark’s own New Jersey studio prior to release. The Band also recorded a second CD of his work, 'Frankly Speaking' in 2001.

The GUS Band always have his music in the pad, regularly programmed, and we all know that his unique style is sure to be a loss to brass bands everywhere. We will not be alone in playing his music at our forthcoming concerts in his memory.

Thank you, Mark.