Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 July 2018


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands.

We have three bands on the show for the first time this week: The Haydock Band with MD: Mark Quinn, the National Methodist Youth Brass Band with MD: Mark Vause and Manchester Citadel SA Band with BM: Colin Wilson.

Maurice Handford (1929 – 1986) was a British horn player and conductor. He was principal horn of the Hallé Orchestra 1949–61, then associate conductor 1966–71, and staff conductor. He died in Warminster.

Maurice Handford died aged 58, was a conductor with a wide range in repertoire. Although he was perhaps not a familiar figure to concert goers on the South Bank, he was well known to audiences in the rest of the country and from 1971 to 1975 was principal conductor of the Calgary Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Salisbury, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a horn player and for 12 years, from 1949 to 1961, he was principal Horn in Barbirolli's Hallé. Although he did not have a big tone, he had a natural feeling for tone colour and was unfailingly accurate, one rarely heard a 'fluff' in any of his orchestral solos.

He had ambitions to be a conductor and was assisted by the patronage of ICI (Blackley), which invited him to conduct the works orchestra and, in May 1960, sponsored a Hallé concert in Manchester at which he conducted Berlioz’s Symphony Fantastique. He was also helped by Barbirolli, who invited him to conduct some Hallé industrial concerts.

By 1962 he was sufficiently launched to be given charge of the first Hallé performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana. Soon he was conducting works of the size of Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra and Shostakovich's 12th symphony.

Between 1976 and 1980 be conducted Brighouse and Rastrick and CWS (Manchester) Band at major contests.

In this show he is conducting the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain...


Playlist 15th July 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Colonel Bogey On Parade - Kenneth Alford Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation and the BMC Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1967
Tournament for Brass - Eric Ball Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1980
Bouquet de Paris - arr: James McInnes Smith Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett
Lullaby Of Birdland - A tribute to George Shearing - George Shearing arr: Gilbert Tinner Flugel Horn Soloist Stephanie Wilkins with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015
Casino Dances Waltz - Emile Waldteufel Ransome Hoffman and Pollard Band MD: Dennis Masters - 1972
Bramwyn March - John R. Carr Rochdale Band MD: Norman Ashcroft - 1977
Three Band Mice - A Humorous Fantasy - Shipley Douglas Wingates Temperance Band MD: Hugh Parry - 1966
Nocturne from the String Quartet No. 2 - Alexander Borodin arr: Gordon Langford Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1981
Cottonopolis March - Charles Anderson Hanwell Band MD: Eric Bravington - 1968
'Little Russian' Symphony No. 1 Finale - Tchaikovsky arr: Major Peter Parkes Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1981
Jubilate - Arthur W. Gullidge Cornet Soloist John Chalker with the Manchester Citadel Band BM: Colin Wilson - 1991
The Catskills - Nigel Hess arr: Philip Littlemore The Haydock Band MD: Mark Quinn - 2013
Golden Lady - Goff Richards National Methodist Youth Brass Band MD: Mark Vause - 2002
Belle Mahone - John Philip Sousa ( c1885 for Saxophone transcribed for trombone and brass band anon) Trombone soloist Brett Baker with the Longridge Band GMD: Michael Fowles - 2002
Diogenes - Jacob de Haan Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1997
Be Thou My Vision - James Curnow Cornet Soloist Mark Vause with the National Methodist Youth Brass Band MD: N/Kn - 2002
Relay - Double Trio for Cornets and Trombones - John Golland Soloists (Cornets) James Shepherd, David Read, Graham Walker (Trombones) Stan Priestley, Terry Hext & Ian Copland with the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Maurice Handford - 1998 (originally recorded in the 1970s on vinyl)
Call of the Righteous - Leslie Condon Govan SA Band BM: John Baillie - 1978
Be a Clown - Cole Porter arr: Alan Fernie Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 2002
Freikugeln Polka (Free-Shooting Bullets) - Johann Strauss arr: Howard Snell Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Richard Evans 2004
The Saints - Traditional arr: Goff Richards The Haydock Band MD: Mark Quinn - 2013
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010