Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 18 August 2019


Hello Brass Banders

We have some real treats for you in this show. We are featuring a number of bands from overseas and a performance from a euphonium player some of you may not have come across before. He is playing a very familiar melody but I am certain you will never have heard a recording of it like this before.

The show is just about on the two hour mark so we had better press on with the show.

Kirsty Abbotts began playing the piano at the age of 6 in her home town of Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire and at the age of 9 started playing the cornet with Shipston Town Junior Band. By the age of 15 she had become principal cornet of the Senior Band and led them to two National Finals before moving to Huddersfield to study Music at Huddersfield University. She was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band for 3 years.

Kirsty studied under the well known cornet player and former Principal Cornet of the Black Dyke Band, Phillip McCann. Under Phillip’s tuition Kirsty achieved an LTCL Diploma in Performance, BA (Hons) in Music and a Masters Degree in Musical Performance. Whilst studying at Huddersfield Kirsty joined the Sellers College Band, which became Sellers Engineering and finally Sellers International. During 13 years with Sellers, Kirsty progressed through the ranks and became Principal Cornet in 1995 and was awarded the Best Principal Cornet at Spennymoor Entertainments Contest and gained third prize in the British Open Solo Championships in 2000.

In 2002 Kirsty made the move to Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and has won many awards since: British Open Cornet Champion 2003, Best Principal Cornet Prize at Brass in Concert in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2013, second in the British Open Solo Championships 2004, Best Instrumentalist Mineworkers Contest 2005, Best Principal Cornet Land O’Burns Contest 2005, Best Soloist Grand Shield 2006 and 2016, Best Soloist Scottish Open in 2006, Best Instrumentalist English Nationals 2009, Best Soloist Yorkshire Area 2010, Soloist Prize Brass in Concert 2011 and 2013 and Mineworkers Best Soloist 2013. Kirsty was also awarded the Best Instrumentalist whilst leading Carlton Main Frickley to victory in the Yorkshire Area Championships in 2015 and in March 2016 was awarded Best Principal Cornet at the same contest.

Most recently Kirsty was awarded the Harry Mortimer Best Principal Cornet Award at the 2017 and 2018 Brass in Concert Championships.

In 2006 Kirsty also recorded her first solo CD’s ‘Soliloquoy’ and ten years later recorded ‘A Search for Peace’. Kirsty is also very proud to be a Yamaha Artist.

Playlist 18 August 2019 Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeOpening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
The Victor - Kenneth Downie​
Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2014​
'Chronicles' - CD - 2014
Winds of Change - Brenton Broadstock​
Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2004​
'Kings of Europe Vol.2' - CD - sp&s DOY CD174 - 2004​
Aladdin's Theme (A Whole New World) - Alan Menken​
Soli Deo Gloria Band (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 1994​
'Soli Gold' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 3.017-3 - 1994​
He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother - The Hollies arr: Brian Crookes​
Tenor Horn Soloist William Rushworth with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990​
'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records KRCDE1007 - 1990​
Funiculi Funicula Rhapsody - Luigi Denza and Yo Goto arr: Michael Garasi​
Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael J. Garasi - 2007​
'Sing Sang Sung' CD - Egon: CD-SFZ133 - 2007​
Fantasy for Brass Band - Malcolm Arnold​
The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2016​
'First Italian Contest for Brass Band' - CD - Fm Records - 2016​
Dirty Duck - Dan Price​
Cornet Soloist Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2012​
'Cory in Concert Vol ll' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD290 - 2012​
The Year Of The Dragon - Finale - Philip Sparke​
Breeze Brass Band (Japan) MD: Kazuyoshi Uemura - 1995​
'Mercury' - CD - Kosei Publishing Japan KOCD-2504 - 1995​
Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back- John Williams arr: Sandy Smith​
Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990​
'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records KRCDE1007 - 1990​
Laude - James Curnow​
Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2003​
'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003​
Amazing Grace - Traditional​
Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey with Damon Denton the pianist and the sound scape artist - 2003​
Collected Dreams' - CD - -2003​
Appreciation - Thomas J. Powell​
Sun Life Band MD: Brian Howard - Originally Performed 1979​
'Legacy CD2' - CD - Triple CD set 2001​
Peterloo Overture - Malcolm Arnold arr: Andrew Duncan​
Sellers International Band MD: Phillip McCann - 2004​
'Highlights of Brass in Concert 2004' - Doyen DOYCD194​
Rule Britannia - John Hartmann arr: Gary Westwood​
Euphonium Soloist Bill Millar with the JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1999​
'American Salute' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY 079 - 1999​
An American in Manger - 1) Mangernetisk 2) Manger Springar - Martin Winter​
Cornet Soloist Rinat Arzumov with the Manger Musikklag (Norway) Md: Martin Winter - 2013​
'Manger Netisk - The Music of Martin Winter' - CD - SP&S DOY CD322 - 2013​
Down Under - Percy Grainger arr: Gordon Langford​
Besses o'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1980​
'Around The World with The Besses' - Double CD -Chandos Recording CHAM 6571 / 72 - 1980​
Soliloquy - Philip Sparke​
Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsey - 2007
'Soliloquy' - CD - World of Brass SFZ 139 - 2007​
Festivo - Darrol Barry​
Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990​
'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records KRCDE1007 - 1990​
Red and Black March - Marco Middleberg​
Brass Band de Waldsang MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2005​
'Crusade' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP CD2006.01 - 2006​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
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