Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 12 November 2017


Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to this week's two hour programme of brass band music, bands and soloists from around the world.

Over the last couple of week's I have featured the Italian Brass Band and MD: Filippo Cangiamila - here at the show we send out best wishes and congratulations having become national champions for the second consecutive year this weekend.

Jean Sibelius, b: 8.12.1865 – d: 20.9. 1957, was a Finnish composer & violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognised as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia.
The core of his work is his set of seven symphonies which, like his other major works, continue to be performed and recorded in his home country and internationally. His other best-known compositions are Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse Triste, the Violin Concerto. Other works include pieces inspired by the Finnish national epic, over a hundred songs for voice and piano, incidental music for numerous plays, an opera, chamber music, piano music, Masonic ritual music & 21 publications of choral music.
His best known work and arranged for brass bands is Finlandia and it is this work which is featured on this week's show.

Playlist 12 November 2017
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Stanhope Celebration - Goff Richards The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000
A Pittsburgh Overture from A Pittsburgh Symphony - Philip Sparke Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1996
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 - Johann Sebastian Bach Arr: Eric Crees London Symphony Brass MD: Eric Crees - 1992
Harlequin - Philip Sparke Euphonium Soloist Klemmens Vetter with the Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu MD: Ueli Kipfer - 2016
Mr. Jums - Chris Hazel Arr: Alan Catherall Hepworth Band MD: Norman Law - 1999
Elegy from A Downland Suite - John Ireland Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2011
Innuendo - Peter Meechan Fairey Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2012
Vilja - Franz Lehar Arr: Andi Cook Soprano Cornet Soloist Kevin Crockford with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Brian Grant - 2011
Anthem of the Free - Dean Goffin Egon Virtuosi Band BM: James Williams - 1993
Gladiator Barbarian - Hans Zimmer /Lisa Gerrard Arr: Sandy Smith Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001
Concerto for Piano, Percussion Ensemble and Brass Band - Mvt III. With much Spirit and Drive - David R. Gillingham Arr: Klaas van der Woude Pianist Kathrin Sturzl, Percussion Ensemble and Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu MD: Ueli Kipfer - 2016
Dick Tracy: The House Of Shadows - Richard Rock Euphonium Soloist David Thornton with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2014
Orient Express - Philip Sparke Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1996
Crown Imperial - Coronation March - Sir William Walton Arr: Arthur Wills Cambridge Co-operative Band MD: David Read with organist Arthur Wills - 1982
Finlandia Op. 26 (Be Still My Soul) - Jean Sibelius The Bradford Festival Choral Society with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand -1970
David of the White Rock Arr: Wilcocks Cornet Soloist Russell Gray with the BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1996
Nightfall in Camp - D.A.Pope The massed bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer
Enigma Variations - IX (Nimrod) - Edward Elgar Arr: Eric Ball Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2012
Enigma Variations - XIV (Finale - Allegro Presto) Edward Elgar Arr: Eric Ball Organist Philip Wilby with the Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010