Searching for 'Oliver' and Besses/Grimethorpe

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Columbo, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Member

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    I am looking for the music and /or recording of a March called 'Oliver'.

    The last time I heard this was on a 'Listen to the Band' Program on Radio 2 1986-88. It was played by Grimey in the 50/60's. It was featured in a slot chosen by Sandy Blair (Besses MD) during the program which featured Besses O'th Barn where I played at the time, presented by Roy Newsome. Incidentally, does anyone know how I can get hold of archived 'Listen to the Band' programs as I had them on cassette and have misplaced them. I am particularly looking for Besses featured during the time of '86 - '89. Would greatly appreciate any help here.
     
  2. Red Kite

    Red Kite Member

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    Its on a 1970 LP .

    Festival Brass No3 , Grimethorpe SAGA 8147
     
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Member

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    Fantastic, cheers. You've no idea how long I've been looking for this. Do you have it? Its a great march!
     
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    Funnily enough, I actually have the LP. The march was written by George Thompson. It also has the little heard euph solo Springtime by Reginald Heath.
     
  5. Columbo

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    Cheers again.

    You are correct. George Thompson wrote it for his Nephew....what was his name again!??

    Anyone know the publishers and where I can lay my hands on it??

    Thanks again.
     
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    erm ... Oliver? ;)
     
  7. Columbo

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    1 team point Brassneck!
     
  8. Red Kite

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    I have the LP, its shows the publisher as Doric Music .
     
  9. brassneck

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    ... and Oliver was, in fact, his grandson! :rolleyes:
     
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