Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 19 March 2017

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    Hello Brass Banders

    Welcome to this week’s show. Once again I have chosen a wide and diverse choice of concert programme for you. With some top class soloists which includes a baritone solo this week dating back to 1990 – a rare event back in those days. The soloist is Anne Murphy who is still active in the world of brass bands 27 years on. Only now she is one of the very few female conductors conducting a championship section band – Bathgate Band, West Lothian in Scotland - The Bathgate Band Having successfully taken Bathgate back to the championship section following the recent National Brass Band Championship Regional Finals in Scotland – congratulations to Anne and all the team at Bathgate.

    Enjoy the show



    STEPHEN BULLA began his musical instruction at age six, growing up in a musical household, his father played tuba and mother played piano. He eventually graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied trombone and Composition/Arranging.

    In 1980 he successfully auditioned for the position of Staff Arranger to "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra in Washington DC. For the next 30 years he provided musical scores for the White House beginning with the Reagan era until 2010.

    Working alongside film score legend John Williams he has transcribed music from many of his most famous film sound tracks. His commissioned concert works are performed and recorded internationally. The Dutch, British, Swiss and New Zealand Brass Band Championship organizations have all commissioned test pieces.

    We have two of his compositions on this week's show - Enjoy...

    Playlist 19 March 2017
    Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
    Sousa on Parade - John Philip Sousa Arr: Palmer - For brass bands Denis Wright Onslow Brass Band (New Zealand) MD: Norman Goffin - 1969
    Three Haworth Impressions - 1) Top Withens 2) Three Bells 3) The Worth Valley Railway - Gordon Langford Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1981
    The Man I Love - George Gershwin Arr: Howard Snell Baritone Soloist Anne Murphy with the CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990
    Going Home from Local Hero - Mark Knopfler Canny Brass (Switzerland) MD: Stefan Marki - 2014
    The Bridal Rose Overture - Calixa Lavelle Arr: Howard Cable Hannaford Street Silver Band (Canada) MD: Howard Cable - 1996
    Spirit of Celebration - Kenneth Downie Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1999
    The Headless Horseman - Ron Goodwin Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1973
    A Welsh Medley - Arr: David E. Jones Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Reeks van der Velde - 2011
    Wisbech Citadel - Albert Gay Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army BM: Howard J. Evans - 2004
    Entry Of The Gods Into Valhalla - Richard Wagner Arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2017
    Roller Coaster - Stephen Bulla Chicago Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Colin Holman - 2013
    The Flying Slide - Ethan Thompson (aka Bertrand Moren) Trombone Soloist Bertrand Moren with the Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Switzerland) MD: Géo-Pierre Moren - 2005
    Pastorale - Goff Richards Broughton Brass Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005
    ARC Centennial March - Stephen Bulla Ferryhill Town Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005
    I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face - Frederick Loewe Arr Johnny Richards Trs Mark Freeh GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 1986
    King of Heaven - Kenneth Downie International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2011
    Lowry Sketchbook - 1st mvt City Scape - Philip Wilby Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997
    Finale from 'New World' Symphony - Dvořák Arr: Ray Steadman-Allen Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Howard Evans - 2002
    Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

    Chris - email: bandstand@chrishelme.org.uk
     
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