Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 12 August 2018


Hello Brass Banders

I hope you are having a wonderful summer holiday, whether you have ventured overseas or what is commonly referred to these days as a 'staycation holiday'.

Now is the time to click the play button for another two hours of wonderful music from the world of brass bands. This week is a little bit special because in the first quarter of the show I am featuring music, bands and soloists from New Zealand. The show then goes on to have a band from Norway, Italy, Australia and of course some fine home grown bands.

Following a request from one of the show's regular listeners to have a few soloists on from yesteryear. Well not to disappoint I have dipped into my archive and the darkest corner of the garage to come up with three wonderful cornet soloists. The first is in 1931, the second in 1923 and back to more modern times with the third one in 1967.

Don't forget if you have a request or a question about the world of brass bands then please contact me through my website

Dwayne Bloomfield was born and raised in Timaru where he started learning the Euphonium at 10 years of age with the Timaru Municipal Band. He then went on to join the New Zealand Army Band in 1987.

There have been many highlights with his time in the NZ Army Band including the 1988 Bicentennial Tattoo in Australia, trips to Greece and Crete, Washington DC, Vanuatu, Edinburgh, Gallipoli, Italy and Switzerland.

Dwayne took up conducted the Alpine Energy Timaru Band 1998, a position he held for 15 years. In this time Timaru was successful at National Competitions with several wins, promoting them from the C Grade to the B Grade which on their first year promoted won the title of Australian B Grade Champions in Tasmania. For 2 years he was the musical director of the Ascot Invercargill Brass Band. Dwayne is also a regular judge at contests.

He was with the NZ Army Band for 26 years, holding many positions including Bandmaster from 2005 to 2010. Dwayne also developed an interest in arranging and composing and is now internationally known. An interest in New Zealand’s military history inspired him to compose the works, “Behold the Narrows from the Hill” based on the battle of Chunuk Bair in Gallipoli, “Passchendaele October 12th 1917” “Lone Pine” for the National Australian Band and recently the “Battle of Gate Pa”

Dwayne's recent composition 7.1, in remembrance of the Christchurch Earthquakes. This thought provoking work includes the use of many bass drums placed around the audience to give a very real effect of the sound and a small vibrating sensation as close as can be replicated to an earthquake.

He also composed the march which was played by the New Zealand Army Band during the procession through the streets of Wellington. Other works include “To the Sky” for the 100th anniversary of Richard Pearce’s first flight, “Fernleaf Headstones” – slow march for the New Zealand Unknown Warrior and “Epiphany” commissioned by the 2007 New Zealand National Band.

Dwayne passed his LRSM in Directing and LTCL in Performance (Euphonium). He is now the musical director of the Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass in Christchurch.

In this week's show we feature Dwayne's evocative work “Behold the Narrows from the Hill” based on the battle of Chunuk Bair in Gallipoli.

Playlist 12 August 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Broken Hill March - Arthur Gullidge Wellington Citadel Salvation Army Band (New Zealand) BM: Eric Geddes - 1960s
Behold the Narrows from the Hill - Dwayne Bloomfield National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2003
Feelings - Morris Albert arr: Derek Ashmore Tenor Horn Soloist Brent Large with the Continentals Airways Auckland Brass (New Zealand) MD: Errol Mason
Dunedin March - Kenneth J. Alford The National Youth Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Norman Thorne - 1965
The Land of the Long White Cloud (Aotearoa) - Philip Sparke National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2003
I Will Follow Him - Stole, Roma & Plante arr: Goff Richards Trombone feature Ros Davies, Becky Smith, Wendy Williams with the All Star Girls Brass MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2000
The Long Day Closes - Henry Fothergill Chorley with music by Arthur Sullivan arr: Eric Ball Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018
Liberty Bell - J.P.Sousa Sellers International Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1999
La Muerte Del Angel - Piazzolla arr: Svein H. Giske Eikanger - Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Reid Gilje - 2018
Click Clack Polka - William Rimmer Cornet Soloist Elgar Clayton - Wingates Temperance Band MD: Harold Moss - November 1931
Mystic Echoes - Hendrik de Boer Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2018
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
The Bostonian - William Rimmer Cornet Soloist Arthur Laycock with the St Hilda Colliery Band MD: James Oliver - 1923
Immeasurable! - Andrew Blyth Bellshill Salvation Army Band BM: Yvonne Ferguson - 2018
Atonement - Roger Trigg Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2011
Sonia - Alec Templeton Cornet Soloist Errol Mason (New Zealand) pianist John J. Morrison - 1967
Music Maker - Steven Ponsford International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018
Four Preludes (Prelude 2 and Prelude 4) - Eric Ball Hebden Bridge Band MD: Ian Craddock - 2003
The Wellingtonian - Harold Scotney Wellington Citadel Salvation Army Band (New Zealand) BM: Bert Neeve
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show