Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 15 March 2020


Hello Brass Banders

This week's show includes many old favourites and hopefully some pieces that will become new favourites.

I have received many emails about last week's show - The 90th Birthday Tribute show to the legendary cornet player Derek Garside.

I have mentioned in previous show news that I am starting to sell off all my duplicate and triplicate copies of my CDs (these are all genuine copies). I am loading them on to my website:

Chris Helme - CD Sales at the present time I only have one on but that will begin to increase over the next few days - so keep looking in.

Zequinha de Abreu (1880 – 1935) was one of the prominent Brazilian composers. His most famous composition, "Tico-tico No Fubá" (known abroad as "Tico-Tico"), is today still recorded by great artists worldwide, from all styles. At five, he was already a music enthusiast, spending hours delightfully watching musicians play. In this period, he was given a little harmonica, on which he quickly learned to play simple melodies. At seven, began to take music classes. At this time, he organized a little band with his classmates at school.

Around 1915, he had already written nearly 100 compositions. In 1917, he played with his orchestra a new composition, still unnamed, at a ball. This jumpy, fast-tempo song made the dancing couples go crazy in the ballroom. He commented to his band members that those people were just like tico-ticos (a kind of little bird) eating corn meal. When he asked for suggestions about the song's name, his bassist Artur de Carvalho replied that he had already named it: "Tico-tico No Fubá."

In 1942, "Tico-tico No Fubá" was recorded for the first time, with its "official" lyrics, by Ademilde Fonseca, "the Queen of Choro."

Tico Tico has been arranged as a cornet solo and is popular on the brass band concert circuits. On this show it is played as a tuba solo.

Playlist 15 March 2020 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
Brass Band Matzendorf - Derek Broadbent​
The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000​
'The Right Stuff' - CD - MF Recording CD8309 - 2000​
A Pittsburgh Overture from A Pittsburgh Symphony - Philip Sparke​
Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008​
'Cats Tales' - CD - Brass Band Buizengen CD88680-2 - 2008​
Get Me To The Church On Time - Frederick Loewe​
Alder Valley Brass MD: Roger Burke - 2011​
'Milestone - 50th Anniversary' - CD - Alder Valley Brass - 2011
Dances and Alleluias - Philip Sparke​
Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2008​
'Music for Battle Creek' - CD - Anglo Records - 2008​
Londonderry Air - Traditional arr: Goff Richards​
Cornet Soloist Paul Hughes with the Seindorf Beaumaris Band MD: Gwyn M. Evans - 2000​
'Five Blooms In a Welsh Garden' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD116 - 2000
Log Cabin Blues - George Hamilton Green arr: Craig Strain​
Xylophonist Suzanne D'Ambrosio with the Motor City Brass Band (USA) MD: Craig Strain - 2004​
'The Best of the US Open Championships 2004 (Live)' - CD - November 6, 2004​
Du Bist Die Ruh (You are rest and peace) - Franz Schubert arr: Alan Brewer​
Vocal Soloist Vicky Byrne with the Freckleton Band MD: Paul Dalton - 2008​
'In Search Fort Atlantis' - CD - WOS Recordings: CDWOS 001 - 2008
Fairytale the main theme from Shrek - Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell arr: Frank Bernaerts​
Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008​
'Kings of Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Recording BR 2008-038 - 2008
The Lady is a Tramp - Rodgers and Hart arr: Sandy Smith​
Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Richard Evans - 2004​
'Grimethorpe in Concert Vol 2' - CD - Egon Recordings: CD SFZ 125 - 2004​
National Emblem - E. Baguley arr: Ray Woodfield​
Rushen Silver Band (Isle of Man) MD: John Kinley - 2013​
'Sounds of the South' - CD -​
Kaleidoscope - Philip Sparke​
Foden's Richardson Band MD: Richard Evans - 2003​
'Kaleidoscope' - CD - Anglo Recording AR 006-3 - 2003​
Tico-Tico - Zequinha Abreu​
Tuba Soloist Dustin Harris with the Brass Band of the Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio, USA) MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson - 2010​
'Without Reserve' - CD - Brass Band of the Western reserve​
Time and Eternity - Ivor Bosanko​
Cornet Soloist James Fountain and Euphonium Soloist Robert Miller with the Mississauga Temple Band (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2012​
'Jubilance' - CD - Mississauga Temple Band - 2012​
Hoedown from Rodeo - Aaron Copland arr: Howard Snell​
Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 1993​
'The Vikings' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD023 - 1993
Allerseelen op10 no. 8 - Richard Strauss arr: Stephen Roberts​
Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2008​
'Spectacular Classics Vol: 6' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 922 - 2006​
Forte - Paul Sharman​
Euphonium Soloist Derick Kane with the International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016​
'Forte' - CD - SP&S CD400 - 2016​
First Contact - Theme From Star Trek - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Darrol Barry​
Unity Brass MD: Robert Boulter - 1999​
'Pastime with Good Company' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR01105CD- 1999​
A British March Parade (The President, Simoraine, Barnum and Bailey, The Melody shop)​
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2008​
The Sound of Adventure - Armin Kofler​
Brass Band Emmental (Switzerland) MD: Anton Helscher - 2004​
'Cap Hoorn' - CD - ....2004​
Hampden Roar - Fred Hartley​
Scottish CWS - Robert Oughton - 1969​
'The Scottish C.W.S. Band' - Vinyl - Pye GSGL10430 - 1969​
The Big Country - Jerome Moross​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997​
'The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band ‎– Best Of Brass' - CD - Crimson Productions Ltd. ‎– CRIMCD71 - 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​
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