Prima Facie



PRIMA FACIE are pleased to announce SALUTE OUR SOLDIERS performed by The Eroica Wind Ensemble.

A new CD launched on Friday 24th April 2015 will offer music lovers a world class performance by service member musicians and a unique opportunity to Help Our Heroes.

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The Salute Our Soldiers CD was launched at 7.00pm on the 24th April 2015 at Leaden Hall School in The Close, Salisbury. The school was chosen for this occasion because of its military links with many parents serving in the armed forces. The CD is performed by the Eroica Wind Ensemble, which is formed of musicians currently serving in the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards Bands, and regularly gives concerts in The Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London. Sales from the CD will help to raise money for the soldiers' injured colleagues - soldiers helping fellow soldiers away from the battlefield.

The idea that music plays a major role in the rehabilitation of injured soldiers has long been documented and Emma Parry OBE, Co-Founder of Help for Heroes, is backing this new project - not only does it provide uplifting music to listen to during recuperation, it may even inspire soldiers to take up an instrument.

Steve Plews, Head of Prima Facie Records, commented: "We are delighted to offer the public this opportunity to make a contribution to the amazing work Emma and the team at Help for Heroes are doing for our wounded service members. The connection between healing and music is strong so this collaboration makes total sense. At the same time, we hope to bring the amazing music of the Eroica Wind Ensemble to a wider audience."

Please help us to promote this valuable project. To purchase a CD please visit

For details of how you can help make a difference please email

25% +VAT from the sale price of each product will be contributed to Help for Heroes Trading Limited, (Registered Company No. 6363256) which Gift Aids all its taxable profits to Help for Heroes (Registered Charity Number 1120920).


Mark Eager

Mark Eager
Mark Eager is an exciting conductor with a wide breadth of knowledge in the orchestral field. Underpinning this is his experience as a world-class player, as a soloist and Principal Trombone with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from 1993 to 2006. Mark is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of The Welsh Sinfonia. His clear, highly musical direction and his consummate grasp of musical idioms have developed the ensemble over the past few years into Wales’s finest chamber orchestra. He is often praised for his mature understanding, thoughtful musicianship and command of the orchestra.