The first performance of the album was performed to a sold-out audience at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Hugh Bonneville recently posted a gallery of photos from the event. Click below to read more and view the gallery.Read More
Walk upon England is a project that celebrates the English countryside as a source of creativity in music and spoken word. It is a unique collection of evocative albums created by England’s rural living composers and writers who find their inspiration by walking in its most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes.
The first album of the project is titled ‘In A South Downs Way’, composed by Damian Montagu and arranged and recorded in his Sussex studio with trumpet player and former Paul Weller sideman, Stewart Prosser. The actor Hugh Bonneville contributed and narrated written reflections.
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Released in June 2016 through Decca Classics, In A South Downs Way quickly established itself at No 1 on the Official Specialist Classical album chart. The Path Towards Tomorrow also went to No.1 on the iTunes Classical singles chart.
Hugh Bonneville talks about the album and plays The Path Towards Tomorrow as one of his choices on Desert Island Discs.
Hear the programme
Hugh Bonneville discussed the project on BBC Radio 3 Essential Classics.
The track entitled England Green was one of a number of Damian Montagu’s compositions from the album performed at Glastonbury, including this flugelhorn solo from Stewart Prosser
HEAR THE TRACK 'ENGLAND GREEN'