Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 18 June 2017


Hello Brass Banders

Well, as we say in these parts the sun is cracking the flags... temperatures have been soaring – not something we get that often here in Brighouse here in the UK.

I see the show is 9th on the Mixcloud community programme list this last week – I hope we can break into the top 5 – please spread the link for the show amongst your brass band friends and the show might just do it.

Plenty of good music, fine soloists and some wonderful bands from around the world of brass bands for you to enjoy. Here is the link and playlist.

James Gourlay was born in Scotland, where he was 'volunteered' to play in the local school band. Being the tallest in class, his teacher, gave him a tuba saying 'play that'.
He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, he left to take up a position in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, 3 years later, he became principal tuba of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.
It was in that city that he became involved with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. He became active in the film industry, performing on the sound tracks of a number of well known films .
After 10 years at the BBC, he went to the solo tubist of the Zurich Opera House Orchestra in Switzerland. It was there that he developed his skills as a conductor, attending master-classes and working with the Brass Band Berner Oberland. Winning the Swiss National Championship 5 times and the Swiss Open Contest 4 times.
Today, he is the General Director of Pittsburgh's full time band River City Brass, USA.

Enjoy the show

Playlist 18 June 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke

Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Battle Abbey - George Allan

Wakefield Metropolitan Band MD: Michael Howley - 2013

East Yorkshire Overture - Gavin Smith

East Yorkshire (Auntie Bessie's Yorkshire Pudding) Brass MD: Robin Tait - 1998

Flashback - Brian Bowen

Cornet Soloist Stephen Cobb with the International Staff Band BM: Lt-Col Ray Bowes - 1988

Nine Busy Fingers - David Woods

Cornet feature with the Harry Mortimer's All Star Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1958

Song for Lea - James Gourlay

Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 2008

Ruby Tuesday Mick Jagger Arr: Alan Catherall

Ensemble De Cuivres Valaisan (Switzerland) MD: Christophe Jeanbourquin - 2000

The Last Spring - Edvard Grieg Trs: James Curnow

Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1997

Latin Brass - G. Goodwin and P. B. Ruiz Arr: Joe Laube

Trumpet Soloist Hans Gansch and Trombone Soloist Lito Fontana with the Brass Band Obersteirrich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010

Deep Space Nine from Star Trek - Dennis McCarthy Arr: Roland Kernen

Stocksbridge Band MD: Derek Renshaw - 1998

Polished Brass - Edrich Siebert

Harry Mortimer's All Star Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1952

Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast and The Fairy Garden from Mother Goose Suite - Ravel Arr: Philip Sparke

Howard Snell Brass MD: Howard Snell - 1990

A Troika, Tidy from Euphonium Concerto - Karl Jenkins

Euphonium Soloist David Childs with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2010

The Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar Arr: Alan Fernie

Langholm Town Band MD: Chris Shanks - 2015

The Italian Western - Ennio Morricone Arr: Andre Weignein

Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Alan Withington - 1997

Marco Spader Overture - Daniel Auber

Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2007

When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio - Ned Washington & Leigh Harline Arr: Terry Waddell

Trombone Soloist Herb Bruce with the (Canada) Canadian Staff Band BM: Brian Burditt - 2005

You'll Never Walk Alone - Rogers & Hammerstein Arr: Howard Snell

Sellers Engineering Band MD: Alan Morrison - 1997

Swing Arrangement - Sweetest Name - Martin Cordner

Household Troops Band BM: Major John Mott - 2006

Challenging Brass - Gilbert Vinter

Brass Band Soli Deo Gloria (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2008

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke

Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Best Wishes