Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 17 November 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Another two hour show of some wonderful brass band music from bands far and wide.

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George William Hespe, born in London 1900, served in the Army as bandboy and bandmaster between 1914 and 1933.. He then turned his hand to conducting brass bands, including the Sheffield Police Band and briefly Grimethorpe. For a time played tuba in the BBC Northern and Hallé orchestras.

His compositions include the marches King O'the Clouds, Lone Pilot, Kinderscout, Atlantic Patrol and Men of Steel, the trombone solo Melodie et Caprice (sometimes anglicised to Melody and Caprice), a Welsh Fantasy, no fewer than eight suites for military band and bagpipes and most notably, the suite The Three Musketeers, adopted as the test piece for the British Open Championships in 1953.

He rose to prominence conducting Ferodo in 1955 when the band became British Open Champions, playing Erik Leidzen’s ‘…Sinfonietta for Brass Band….‘

On this week's show we feature his composition The Three Musketeers played by Black Dyke Mills conducted by Derek Broadbent.


Playlist 17 November 2019 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​
Let Everything Praise - Martin Cordner
The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2006​
'Live Praise' - CD - Neosa Music Department - NEOSADISC 20 - 2007 - Melbourne Staff Band Webshop – The Salvation Army
Bartered Bride Overture - Bedřich Smetana arr: Derek Broadbent
Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2011​
'Cory in Concert Vol 11' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD290 - 2012 - Homepage - The Cory Band
Giovanna d'Arco: Overture - Giuseppe Verdi arr: Filippo Cangiamila​
The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2017​
'Verdi’s Overture di Italian Brass Band' - CD - BAM Recording - 2017 - Home - Italian Brass Band
Ballade - John Golland​
Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006​
'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006 - Brass Band Fröschl Hall
Mercury - Jan Van Der Roost​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Jan de Haan - 1998​
'Convergents' - CD - De Haske Music - DHM 3006-2 - 1998 - Brighouse and Rastrick Band |
American Salute - Gould arr: Maldonado​
JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1999​
'American Salute' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD079 - 1999 - Leyland Band
Rise - Martin Cordner​
The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2019​
Nuns’ Chorus - Johan Strauss II arr. Rapley & Wood​
Euphonium Soloists Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with the Kinder Children's Choir and Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt​
'Operatic Euphonium' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 072D - Riki McDonnell
Candide Overture - Leonard Bernstein arr: Howard Snell​
Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016​
'Patrons' Choice IX' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD357 - 2016 - Brass Band Cheshire : World Famous Foden's Band
Festival March Milestone - William Himes​
Camberwell Citadel (Australia) Band BM: Ross Johnson - 2009​
'A Fanfare of Praise' - CD - Salvation Army - 22009 -
The Three Musketeers 1. Aramis - The Student 2. Athos - Poet and Lover 3. Porthos - The Good companion 4. D'artagnan - Soldier of Fortune - George Hespe​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Derek Broadbent - 1988​
'Life Divine' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN4506 - 1988 -
Piper O' Dundee - Kenneth Downie​
Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2002​
'Windows of the World' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 213D - 2002​
St Hilda March - Raymond (aka George Hawkins)​
St Hilda Colliery Band MD: James Oliver - 1921​
Titania Polka - William Rimmer​
Cornet Soloist Arthur Laycock with the St Hilda Colliery Band MD: James Oliver - 1921​
Ceramic City Festival - Stuart Johnson​
Tredegar Junior Band MD: R.D.Williams - c1977​
A Pilgrim Prayer - Tchaikovsky arr: Ray Steadman-Allen​
Trombone Ensemble Andrew Justice, Lyndon Moorby, Stuart Hall & Bradley Turnbull with the ISB BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb​
'Heritage Series Vol. 2 Music from the 1940s' SP&S Recording - SPS268CD - 2010​
Hail Ancient Walls - Gounod arr: Howard Snell​
Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2015​
'Platinum Celebration - Glyn Williams' - CD - Doyen DOYCD342 - 2015​
Waltz from the Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett arr: Howard Snell​
Point of Ayr Band MD: Michael Fowles - 1999​
'Family Portrait' - CD - Polyphonic Reproductions QPPRL 204D - 1999​
For the World - Sam Creamer​
The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2018​
'For The World' - CD - SP&S CD414 - 2018​
Praeludium - Peter Graham​
Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1997​
'Williams Fairey Diamond Jubilee' - Double CD - Doyen Label DOY0052 - 1997​
Troublemaker - Mike Davis​
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: N/K​
'A Concert Programme' - Vinyl - Top Brass TB3022 - 1980​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​