Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 March 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours of brass band music from around the world. We have plenty of music, a few old favourites and some almost new pieces which you might have even played.

As always we have a wonderful choice of soloists which include: Les Smail back in his Hammond's Sauce Works Band days with the legendary Geoffrey Whitham in 1977 as its conductor. Les is still playing on the front row along with his wife Colleen at the City of Bradford Band and passing his vast experience on to the younger members of the band.

We have a bass trombone player from USA, Dale Edwards, playing a wonderful piece of concert music, which all younger listeners would be familiar with.

Derick Kane who recently retired from the International Staff Band as the band's solo euphonium after over forty on that stand. On this show Derick plays a fabulous solo, highlighting why he has held that position for so many years.

We have two of the best cornet players from their generation from opposite ends of the world. Trevor Bremner is a cornet legend in the Southern Hemisphere. His featured solo is accompanied by Wellington Brass (New Zealand) conducted by his son David. Trevor's solo is popular the length and breadth of the banding world and one that all 'end chair' cornet players like to show off a little bit with.

I have saved our most widely acknowledged greatest cornet player of his generation until the end, Derek Garside. 'DMG' was the principal cornet player at the famous CWS (Manchester) Band for 25 years, he has been a conductor, band trainer and a member of the Kings of Brass Band. I am featuring one if not the last solo Derek played at a concert. This last week it was Derek's birthday and everyone at Sunday Bandstand and the wider banding world send him our best wishes.

This week we have a wonderful show for you to enjoy.....

Charles A. Zimmermann (1861 – 16 January 1916) was an American composer of marches and popular music. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, he was appointed bandmaster at the United States Naval Academy in 1887 at the age of 26. He served as the Academy's bandmaster until his death from a brain hemorrhage in 1916. He is buried at the Naval Academy cemetery.

Zimmermann composed his most famous march, "Anchors Aweigh", in 1906 when he was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. The lyrics were written by Alfred Hart Miles, a midshipman. The march was intended from the beginning to serve as a rousing tune for football games. The familiar strain is actually the trio (third movement) of the larger work. Zimmermann also composed numerous songs for the 1902 stage play The Wizard of Oz.

In this week's show we feature 'Anchors Away' played by the GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington in 1968.

Playlist 10 March 2019
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Sure and Steadfast - Eric Ball Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Robert Oughton - 1972
Journey into Freedom - Eric Ball New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2003
Festival Music ii) Romance - Eric Ball Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008
Way Out West - Brian Crookes William Davis Construction Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1976
Big Country - Jerome Moross arr: Denzil Stephens Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Derek Ashmore - 1972 (Drums Geoff Myers and Bass Guitar Terry Palmer)
Fairies of the Water - Saint Jacombe arr: Morton Cornet Soloist Les Smail with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1977
Waltzing with Strauss - Johann Strauss arr: Frank Seymour Massed bands of BMC, CWS (Manchester), Fairey's , Foden's and Grimethorpe MD: Harry Mortimer - 1969
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 - Carl Friedmann Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1995
Furioso Polka - Johann Strauss II arr: Luc Vertommen Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2013
I Hear You Calling Me - Charles Marshall Cornet Soloist Derek Garside with the Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1995
Australian Fantasy - Gordon Langford Besses o'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1980
Requiem - David Vickerman Bedford Buy as you View Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2002
Danse Macabre Variations - Benjamin Tubb Fairey Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2014
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch! - Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and Albert Hague Bass Trombone Soloist Dale Edwards with the Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael Garasi - 2006
Images of Praise - Kenneth Downie Euphonium Soloist Derick Kane with the International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2008
Men of Harlech - William German (aka James Ord Hume) City of Coventry Band MD: Albert Chappell - 1973
There is Peace - Bernard Verkaaijk arr: Andrew Wainwright Amsterdam Staff Band (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2011
Satchmo - Kenny Baker arr: Alan Morrison Cornet Soloist Trevor Bremner with the Wellington Brass (New Zealand) MD: David Bremner - 2011
Anchors Aweigh - Charles Zimmermann GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1968
Passing of the Regiments arr: Aubrey Winter Harry Mortimer's Big Brass Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1968
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show