Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 December 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Sorry there was no show last week but here we are again and the quality of the content of this show hopefully makes up for last week.

Guy d'Hardelot (August 1858 – January 7, 1936) was the pen name of Helen Rhodes (née Helen Guy), a French composer, pianist, and teacher.

She was born to an English father and a French mother. She was born at Château d'Hardelot, near Boulogne-sur-Mer. This old castle, from which she took her pen name, was once occupied by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

At the age of fifteen she went to Paris, where she studied at the Conservatoire de Paris under Marie Renaud-Maury (1852-1928) and came under the notice of Charles Gounod and Victor Maurel, who were much impressed with her ability. She also met Jules Massenet, who encouraged her to compose. On coming to London, she became a pupil of Clarence Lucas. Emma Calvé was a good friend to d’Hardelot and did much to bring her songs into notice.

Most of her life, d'Hardelot was engaged in teaching singing and diction at her home in London, and many of her pupils attained success. In 1896 she toured the United States with Calvé. Her first real success as a composer was won with Because, though her song Sans Toi had previously been favourably received. Among her other successes may be mentioned I Know a Lovely Garden, I Think, I Hid My Love, Dawn, and A Bunch of Violets.

She was singularly successful as a writer of songs, in which she combined French delicacy with English solidity. Few women composers became more popular in the early 20th century than did d'Hardelot, and her success was won on merit alone. In spite of the help of many friends, it was some time before she achieved this success.

We feature her composition Because on this week’s show.

Playlist 1 December 2019 Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
Imperial Flourishes - Howard Lorriman​
Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2003​
'Discovery Brass' - CD - Obrasso Records 891 - 2003​
Spectrum - Gilbert Vinter​
Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2003​
'The History of Brass Band Music - The Golden Era 1920 - 1970' - CD - SP&S DOYCD160 - 2003​
Trombonology Tommy Dorsey arr: Rick Larch​
Trombone Soloist Herb Bruce with the Canadian Staff Band BM: Brian Burditt - 2005​
'Heaven and Earth' - CD Herbicide Records CD1600 - 2005​
Anvil Chorus - Verdi arr: David Hirst​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2002​
'Popular Classics' - Grasmere Music Ltd GRCD115 - 2002​
Celestial Prospect - Variations - Wilfred Heaton​
International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2002'The Heaton Collection' Disc 2 - CD - SP & S CD158 - 2002
Fanfare and Flying Theme from E.T. - John Williams arr: Steve Sykes​
Foden's Richardson Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2006​
'Concert Classics' CD - Egon Recording SFZ127 - 2006​
Flower Power - 1) Let's Go to San Francisco 2) O Happy Day - All I Ever Need is You 3) Happy Together - Don Campbell​
Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Piet Groenveld - 2000​
' Soli Popular' - CD - De Haske Recordings DHR 03-034-3 - 2000​
The Gadfly 3) Youth (Romance), op. 97 - Dimitri Shostakovich​
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006​
'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006​
On The Quarter Deck - Kenneth Alford​
Old Silkstone Band MD: Richard Evans - 2006​
'From Parks to Proms' - Amadeus Recording AMSCD104 - 2006​
Haunted Halls - Paul Lovatt-Cooper​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008​
'Walking With Heroes - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper' - CD - Doyen DOYCD245 - 2008​
Xylophonia - Joseph Green arr: Howard Snell​
Xylophonist Theodore Musick with the Fountain City Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi - 2009​
'Over the Rainbow' - CD - Egon: CD-SFZ153 - 2009​
Mamma Mia - The Movie Sound Track - B. Andersson and B. Ulvaeus arr: Frank Bernaerts​
Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008​
'Roccata' - CD - Bernaerts Music Recordings BR 2009- 041 - 2008​
Born On the 4th of July - John Williams arr: Joe Laube​
Trumpet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2004​
'Song and Dance' - CD - Silton Recording 0548 - 2004​
Praise - Wilfred Heaton​
Manchester Citadel Band BM: Colin Wilson - 1991​
'Praise' - CD - Nimbus Recording MCB-1 - 1991​
I Vow To Thee My Country - Jupiter from the Planets Suite - Holst arr: Stephen Roberts​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008​
'Summer Prom' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD075 - 2004​
Because - Guy d'Hardelot arr: Goff Richards​
Cornet Soloist Chris Cannings with the Cranbrook Town Band MD: Ian Lanceley - 1997​
'Kentish Suite' - CD - Recording Engineer Roland Clarke - 1997​
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen arr: Ray Farr​
Flugel Soloist Matthew Vangiel with the Fountain City Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi - 2009​
'Over the Rainbow' - CD - Egon: CD-SFZ153 - 2009​
Celebrate the Season - Andrew Blyth​
International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016​
'Celebrate The Season' - SP&S Recording SPS 404CD - 2016​
Christmas Triptych - 3mvt Allegro - James Curnow​
North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016​
'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD - .............2016​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​