Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 17 June 2018


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours where you will hear some of the best brass band music both old and new. We are featuring bands this week from USA, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Belgium and some great bands of course from the UK.

We have soloists straight out of the top draw both young and the not so young and all produce dazzling performances.

It was pleasing to see that two people have been honoured in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours. You can hear more about them in the show.

Well, a full show is waiting so let's get this show on the road.....

Albert William Ketelby: 9 August 1875 – 26 November 1959 was an English composer, conductor and pianist, best known for his short pieces of light orchestral music. He was born in Birmingham and moved to London in 1889 to study at Trinity College of Music. After a brilliant studentship he did not pursue the classical career predicted for him, becoming musical director of the Vaudeville Theatre before gaining fame as a composer of light music and as a conductor of his own works.

For many years Ketelbey worked for a series of music publishers making arrangements for smaller orchestras. He also found great success writing music for silent films.

His early works in conventional classical style were well received, but it was for his light orchestral pieces that he became best known. One of his earliest works in the genre, In a Monastery Garden (1915), sold over a million copies and brought him to widespread notice; his later musical depictions of exotic scenes caught the public imagination and established his fortune. Such works as In a Persian Market (1920), In a Chinese Temple Garden (1923), and In the Mystic Land of Egypt(1931) became best-sellers in print and on records; by the late 1920s he was Britain's first millionaire composer.

His popularity began to wane during the Second World War and he increasingly found his music ignored by the BBC. In 1949 he moved to the Isle of Wight, where he spent his retirement, and he died at home in obscurity.

This week we feature In a Persian Market, a popular brass piece in the early 1960s. I suppose to remember playing that one you have to be of a certain vintage......!

Don't forget if you have a request or a question about the world of brass bands or your band has produced or about to produce a CD I would be very please to hear from you. We can certainly play a few tracks from the CD and if you would like it reviewed we can arrange that as well. It will then be featured in the review section of my Sunday Bandstand section of our website: contact email:

Playlist 17 June 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Candide Overture - Leonard Bernstein arr: Howard Snell Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2007
West Country Fantasy - Gordon Langford Filton Concert Brass MD: Tom Davoren - 2018
Sentimental Journey - Bud Green/Lester Brown/Ben Horner arr: Drew Fennell River City Brass (USA) MD: Denis Cowell - 2001
Dance To Thi' Daddy - Traditional - arr: Darrol Barry Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: James Gourlay - 2010
Ave Maria - J S Bach/Gounod - arr: Andrew Baker Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018
I Now Him So Well theme from Chess - B.Andersson, Tim Rice & B.Ulvaeus arr: Steve Cortland Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2004
Cavalier - Edwin Sutton Euphonium Soloist Lyndon Baglin with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1963
New York, New York - John Kander arr: P. Kerne Black Dyke Band and the Halifax Choral Society MD: Nicholas Childs - 2004
Great North Overture - Kevin Lau Hannaford Street Silver Band (Canada) MD: Raymond Tizzard - 2013
Swinging Down The Alley - Don Lusher arr: Bill Geldard Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Filton Concert Brass MD: Tom Davoren - 2018
Gabriella's Song from the film 'As It Is In Heaven' - Stefan Nilsson Vocals: Regina Mallinger with the Brass Band Obersterrich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010
The Conqueror - Philip Sparke Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs- 2008
In a Persian Market - Albert Ketelby Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 2010
Concerto for Trumpet - Harry James arr: Elgar Howarth Cornet Soloist Tim Pannell with the Haverhill Silver Band - MD: Mark Ager - 2007
Romantic Interlude (Rock Music 2) - Goff Richards BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 - Franz Liszt arr: William Rimmer Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1997
Reflections - Norman Bearcroft Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army BM: Howard J. Evans - 2015
Fly or Die - Gilles Rocha Bass Trombone Soloist Lionel Fumeaux accompanied by pianist Ekaterina Ivanova - 2016
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington arr: Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2018
Feeling Young - Bertrand Moren Williams Fairey Band MD: Philip McCann - 2001
American Dances 3 mvt Jazz - Bertrand Moren Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Switzerland) MD: Geo-Pierre Moren - 2003
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010


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