For many Salvationists, the annual pilgrimage to the Royal Albert Hall has formed numerous happy and lasting memories. This was an opportunity to witness The Salvation Army on a grander scale, to hear the latest music and to get a chance to listen to the international section that was touring the United Kingdom.
This recording brings together just a glimpse of the many highlights and inspired moments the Royal Albert Hall concerts have provided. It is hoped that, in presenting this collection, the listener will be transported back to those exciting summer evenings that continue to be an integral part of The Salvation Army's music ministry.
1 Southall 100 - Norman Bearcroft, The International Staff Band, of The Salvation Army, New York Staff Band and Festival Chorus 3.29
2 Celebration - Leslie Condon, The International Staff Band, of The Salvation Army and Festival Chorus 4.29
3 Song of Exultation - Norman Bearcroft, Richard Martin (Cornet) with The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army 9.25
4 Light-Walk - Barrie Gott, The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army 3.45
5 It's an Open Secret - Joy Webb, Joystrings 2.10
6 Aspects of Praise - William Himes, The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army 15.35
7 Alive - Tom Fettke, Manchester Citadel Songsters 4.44
8 So Glad! - William Himes, Robert Foster (Flugel Horn) with The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army 3.29
9 The City of God - Norman Bearcroft, The International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army 10.06
10 Quintessence - Robert Redhead, Melbourne Staff Band 9.01
11 O Boundless Salvation - arr. Dean Goffin, Congregation, Festival Chorus, The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army, Amsterdam Staff Band, Dereham Band and Hendon Band 5.06