Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 10 November 2019


Hello Brass Banders

From its beginnings in Adelaide, Australia the Salvation Army spread rapidly and soon reached Victoria where the first corps in the state was opened in December 1882 at North Melbourne. By 1890, just 10 years after the first meeting in Adelaide, there were 255 corps and 419 outposts throughout Australia, manned by 747 officers, mostly "home-grown".

As new corps were opened bands appeared and proliferated. They not only attracted people to listen to the gospel but also helped to raise funds for the rapidly expanding spiritual and social work of the Army. At that time there was not much entertainment, and music whether good, bad or indifferent soon attracted a crowd.

Early in 1890 it was felt that headquarters in Melbourne should benefit from the services of a band and a small group of officers and employees was brought together under the leadership of Staff Officer Jeremiah Eunson to assist in meetings conducted by Army leaders and to campaign in the area.

The War Cry of February 22, 1890 reported:
The headquarters band is now an established institution. It is in the charge of Bandmaster Eunson and consists of the following: Major Barritt (Field Secretary), Staff Captain Leigh (Secretary for Trade), Staff Captain Fisher (accountants department), Adjutant Clarkson (trade department), Adjutant Pestell (correspondence), Ensign Stephens (The War Cry), Captain Hungerford (accountants department), Lieutenant Clark (trade department), Comrade Little (engraving), Scribes Sandall and Saunders (Field Secretary's department) and Willie, the messenger.

The musical ability of the group was undoubtedly suspect, none of the players being accomplished or experienced, and in fact some of them were complete strangers to the mysteries of brass instruments. It is unlikely that their efforts would have gained commendation from musicians, but this was the infant group which grew to maturity and became the Melbourne Staff band.

Ken Waterworth is the current bandmaster having joined the MSB in 1979 on euphonium. He was appointed bandmaster in 1994.

Playlist 10 November 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​
Spiritoso - Steven Ponsford​
The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2019​
'Rise' - CD - MSBCD51 - 2019​
Endeavour - Philip Sparke​
Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: David Hirst - 1991​
'Endeavour' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD006 - 1991​
Flanders Field - Brenton Broadstock​
The Melbourne Staff Alumni Band (Australia) BM: Colin Woods - 2018​
'To the Hills - Meditative Music for Brass Bands' - CD - MSBCD51 - 2018​
Under The Boardwalk - Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick arr: Philip Harper​
Flugel Horn Soloist Helen Williams with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016​
'Elemental' - SP&S Label DOY CD359 - 2016​
Keep Smiling Through (Selection of memorable songs from World War II: The Army, The Navy and the Air Force; Yours; Lili Marlene; The White Cliffs of Dover; We’ll Meet Again) arr: Darrol Barry​
West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Captain Gary Clegg - 2005​
Flight - David Glanneskog​
North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2014​
'First Flight ' - CD -​
Dog Fight from the Battle of Britain Suite - Sir William Walton arr: Ted Watson​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 2000​
'Facade' - CD - DOY CD085 - 2000​
Adagio - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni arr: Kevin Bolton​
Flugel Horn Soloist Mark Walters with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1998​
'The Melody Shop' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4552 - 1998​
Drums of Thunder from Windows of the World - Peter Graham​
Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 2002​
'Windows of the World' - CD - Polyphonic Recordings QPRL 213D - 2002​
Standard of St George - March - Kenneth Alford​
The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball OBE - 1970s​
'The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain Vol: 3' -CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1022 - 1970s​
Discoduction - Jacob de Haan​
Brass Band Oberaarguaer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1990​
Behold the Narrows from the Hill - Dwayne Bloomfield​
National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2003​
'Brass Aotearoa: New Zealand Brass Band Music' - Trust Records MMT2049 - 2003​
Travelling Along - Chris Mallet​
Euphonium Soloist Aaron Vanderweele with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2003​
'Air n Variations' - CD - Triumphonic Recordings - 2003​
Soldiers in the Park - Lionel Monckton​
Williams Fairey Band MD:​
'The Best Of Listen To The Band Volume 1' - CD Compilation - Doyen Recording CD016 - 1992​
Elegy - Lento espressivo from the Downland Suite - John Ireland​
Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2011​
'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' - CD - Hammonds Band .......2012​
The Armed Man (A Mass For Peace) - Benedictus - Karl Jenkins arr: Stephen Bradnum​
Vocalist Elizabeth Atkinson, Organist Simon Lindley with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004​
'Somewhere in Time ' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004​
Psalms and Alleluias - Philip Wilby​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009​
'Dances & Arias - The Music of Edward Gregson Vol. VI' - CD - SP&S DOYCD369 - 2017
Symphonic Highlights From Frozen - Anderson, Lopez & Beck arr: Stephen Bulla​
Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014​
'In to the Sky' - CD - DeHaske Recording - DHR03-061-3 - 2014​
Be Still and Know - Terry Camsey​
Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 1999​
'Golden Slippers' - CD - SP&S CD126 - 1999​
A Wartime Sketchbook Vi. Epilogue - Sir William Walton arr: Paul Hindmarsh​
Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018​
'Bolero' - Concert Series Vol. 1 - CD - SP&S Recording DOYCD381 - 2018​
Bonds of Friendship - Jamie Texidor arr: Aubrey Winter​
Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1997​
'Spanish Impressions' - CD - Chandos Brass CHAN 4544 - 1997​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​