Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 9 April 2017

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by ChrisHelme, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. ChrisHelme

    ChrisHelme Member

    Hello Brass Banders

    Here is another show and the playlist – featuring bands from around the world and some real classy soloists.

    John Ambrose Greenwood - known to his friends as Johnnie Greenwood. Born in 1876 in Cheshire - cornet player, conductor, band trainer, adjudicator, composer and arranger. He also had a way with words: 'When this elderly white haired gentleman came to the band room Derek Mitchell, the former conductor of the City of Chester Band recalls the day coming face to face with Mr Greenwood. Having been asked to conduct the band in the late 40’s – The day Mr Greenwood was at the rehearsal. Derek recalls in particular when he asked the back row cornets to play their parts (Eric Ball’s test piece ‘Divertimento’) – after a few moments of listening to their efforts and after some careful thought. He looked at Derek, the 2nd cornet player, then aged 11 and said to him - ” Is that cornet insured lad”, not knowing what to say, Derek sat open mouthed, just staring at him. Mr Greenwood then said “If it is insured lad – chuck it under a bus and get yourself a new one”. The great man had spoken...

    Listen out for The Acrobat challenge in the second half of the show.

    Today I took part in the Acrobat Challenge, a challenge to play an excerpt out of famous John Ambrose Greenwood trombone solo The Acrobat and you donate to Stephen Sykes at Stephen a noted trombone player has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and needs all the help he can get to pay for treatment. Please have a look at the link, this young man is one of us a member of the worldwide brass band family and he would like a little help from us all.

    I cannot play a trombone not even badly, I certainly cannot sing and I don’t want to hum the solo, certainly not in public. My musical contribution to this very worthwhile cause is to play on this show the very first recording of this famous solo. The recording dates back to 1940 when young Jack Pinches accompanied by the Black Dyke Mills Band conducted by the legendary Arthur O. Pearce played it and then committed it to a 78 rpm record... Once you have listened to this 77 year old recording have a look at the above link and see if you can help.

    Playlist 9 April 2017
    Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
    Exeter Temple - Major Leslie Condon International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1982
    Diversions on a Bass Theme - George Lloyd Brass Band De Spijkerpakken Band - (Netherlands) MD Erik Janssen - 2014
    Reflections -Terry Camsey Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Fairey (FP) Band MD: Stephen Cobb - 2003
    Just a Closer Walk - Traditional Arr: Don Hannah Las Vegas Brass Band (USA) MD: Charles Jackson- 2002
    The Red Machine - Peter Graham Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2012
    Concerto No.1 Op 11 - Vassily Brandt Euphonium Soloist Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with pianist Lynne Daniell - 1994
    Memories Of You - Eubie Blake / Andy Razaf Arr: Bill Geldard Trumpet Soloist Derek Watkins with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Frank Renton - 1994
    Slavonic March Op31 - Tchaikovsky Arr: Leonard Davis Massed Bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation Works and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1960s
    Bergenhus March - Helge Afloy Arr: Ray Farr Scottish Co-op Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2003
    Sentimental Journey - Bud Green / Lester Brown / Ben Horner Arr: Drew Fennell River City Brass Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001
    The Triumphal Entry Of Spartacus - Khachaturian Arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2017
    Old Panama March - Kenneth Alford Onslow Brass Band (New Zealand) MD: Norman Goffin - 1969
    Triumphant Rhapsody - Gilbert Vinter Massed Bands of Britannia Building Society, CWS (Glasgow), IMI Yorkshire Imperial MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1991
    Trombonology - Tommy Dorsey Arr: Alan Fernie Trombone Soloist Kevin Gibbs with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2003
    The Acrobat - J.A.Greenwood Trombone Soloist Jack Pinches with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Arthur O. Pearce - 1940
    Flourishes and Dances - Kevin Norbury International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2002
    Variations On A Theme from Norma - Jean Baptiste Arban Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (Netherlands) accompanied by Tobias Borsboom on the piano - 2017
    Mighty to Save - George Marshall International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015
    Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

    Thank you

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