Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 1 March 2020


Hello Brass Banders

Well, where have all the days gone as we now enter into the third month of the new year. It only seems like yesterday that I was playing Christmas music.

I have another diverse choice of brass band music for you this week and featuring bands from around the world as well as some of our wonderful home grown bands.

Enjoy the show...

Emil von Reznicek (May 4, 1860– August 2, 1945) was an Austrian composer of Czech ancestry. He was born in Vienna, Austria and studied law and music simultaneously in Graz. He did not finish his law degree but continued to study music, his teacher being Wilhelm Mayer (also known as W. A. Rémy). Subsequently, he conducted at the theatre in Graz, in Berlin and a few other places. From 1886 to 1894 he was Kapellmeister of the 88th Infantry of Prague, and it was here that he saw his greatest triumph with the premiere of Donna Diana (December 16, 1894). In the spring of 1902, he settled in Berlin, touring to Russia and England from time to time. He was a personal friend of Richard Strauss.

When the Nazi Party came to power in 1933, Reznicek tried not to become involved to avoid putting into risk his daughter, Felicitas who was working for Britain’s MI-6. He died on August 2, 1945, in Berlin, Germany.

Today, Reznicek is mainly remembered for the overture to his opera Donna Diana, composed in 1894. The overture is a popular stand-alone piece at symphonic concerts, and it served as the theme for the American radio (1947–1955) series Challenge of the Yukon, which later migrated to the TV series (1955–1958) Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. It was also used in the 1950s on the BBC’s Children’s Hour by Stephen King-Hall for his talks on current affairs. Reznicek’s other works include orchestral works (five symphonies, suites, serenades, overtures), a violin concerto (1922), operas, four string quartets, and chamber music.

This week we have John Golland’s arrangement of Emil von Reznicek overture Donna Diana, a piece that is rarely played on brass band concerts these days.

Playlist 1 March 2020 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
March of the Pacemakers - Gordon Langford​
Massed Bands: Morris Concert, Ransome and Marles Works, Yorkshire Imperial Metals & Camborne Town MD: Harry Mortimer - 1970​
'WD & H O Wills Festival Brass - 1970' - Vinyl - 1970​
Donna Diana Overture - Emil von Reznicek arr: John Golland​
NSK-RHP Ransome Band MD: Brian Grant -​
'A Ransome Note' - CD - Plantagenet Music PMRD 9411 -​
Li'l Darlin' - Neil Hefti arr: Philip Sparke​
Cornet Soloist Fred Muscroft with the Driffield Band MD: Mike Clarke - 2005​
'Capital of the Wolds' - CD - DBS1 - 2005
Prelude On 'Lavenham' - Geoffrey Nobes​
International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015​
'The Adventurers' - CD - SP&S​
Softly Softly - Bridget Fry arr: Ray Farr​
Tongwynlais Temperance Silver Band MD: Gareth Pritchard - 2005​
'Castell Coch' - CD - TTSBCD101 - 2005
Symphonette Part 1, Part 2, Part3 - Stephen Bulla​
Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2000​
'Minerva' - CD - De Haske Recordings DHR3.033-3 - 2000​
Fatherland - John Hartman arr: K.R.Johnson​
Euphonium Soloist David Belshaw with the Fairey Band MD: Simon Stonehouse - 2006​
'Fairey Band in Concert' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCE224 - 2006
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter - John Williams​
Roberts Bakery Band MD: Colin Cranson - 2003​
'Rolling Along' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD067 - 2003​
Tuxedo Junction - Glen Miller arr: Darrol Barry​
Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008​
Fire Dance' - CD - Bernaerts Records - BR 2008.040 - 2008​
Knight Templar - George Allan​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1964​
'The Black Dyke Mills Band' - Vinyl - HMV ‎– CSD 1565 - 1964​
Victoria - Alexander Lithgow​
Kew Band (Australia) MD: Mark Ford - 2000​
'On the March' - CD - Muso's Media MM2-005 - 2000​
Echoes of the East - Rodney Newton​
Buy as you View Cory Band MD; Dr. Robert Childs - 2004​
'Echoes of the East' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD195 -​
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Mozart arr: Goff Richards trssc: Margaret Antrobus​
Tenor Horn soloist Steve Ridler with the Brisbane Excelsior Band (Australia) MD: Howard Taylor - 2006​
'The Champions' - CD - Accent Music Production - 2006
The Maid of the Mist - Herbert Clarke arr: Dr Keith WilkinsonTrumpet Soloist Michael Sachs with the Brass Band of the Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio, USA) BM: Dr Keith Wilkinson - 2009
'From Sea to Shining Sea' - CD - BBWRCD04 - 2009​
Tone Poem Othello - Drake Rimmer​
Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1970​
'Brass from Wingates' - Vinyl - Pye Records ‎– GSGL.10461 - 1970​
Post Bellum Rhapsody - Erik Leidzen​
Brass of the Potomac (USA) MD: Stephen Bulla - 2010​
'American Fantasy' - CD - 2010​
Love Divine - John Stainer arr: Jan de Haan​
The National Capital Band (USA) BM: Stephen Bulla - 1997​
'Laudes Domini' - CD - 1997​
Slipstream - Philip Sparke​
River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh USA) MD: Robert Bernat - 1993​
'Footlifters' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 057D - 1993​
Anything Goes - Cole Porter​
Dalewool Auckland Brass (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2002​
'Dalewool Auckland Brass ‎– Showtime Hits Of Stage And Screen' - CD - No Label - 2002
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​


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