Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 2 August 2020


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to my weekly brass band radio show Sunday Bandstand. This week we have bands from a number of different countries and some fine soloists. There is a rare performance dating back to the late 1960s with a euphonium solo accompanied by an orchestra.

There is something for all musical tastes this week - something old and something almost new.

'The Nightingale' - Cornet Solo was written by Harold Moss (1891-1960). He was one of the finest trombonists of his generation before taking up the baton. His greatest conducting success were with Wingates, conducting them from 1909-1936 and winning the 1931 Crystal Palace contest playing Hubert Bath's test piece 'Honour and Glory'.

He then became musical director of Creswell Colliery, remaining there until 1948, when he moved back to Lancashire to take Leyland Motors Band.
He composed several solos and made many arrangements for his bands, mostly unpublished. In his later years he became a leading adjudicator.

'The Nightingale', was written in 1929, whilst is became a popular cornet solo it is believed that he wrote it for himself as a trombone solo. This was after his other two other well known solos 'The Firefly' in 1927 and 'The Joker' in 1928.

'The Nightingale' is featured on this show by the legendary cornet player James Shepherd in 1966.

Playlist 2 August 2020Band / Soloist DetailsRecording 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
Fanfare and BB&CF (March by James Ord Hume) arr. Ray Steadman Allan​
Massed Band of Besses O'th Barn, Black Dyke Mills and IMI Yorkshire Imperial bands with GMD: Harry Mortimer - 1987​
'British Bandsman Centenary Concert 1887 - 1987' - CD - Chandos CHAN 4513​
The Bronze Horse - Daniel Auber arr. Drake Rimmer​
BMC Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1968​
'Burnished Brass- - Vinyl - E.M.I. Records Limited ‎– CSD 3650 - 1968​
My Fair Lady - Frederick Loewe arr. Alan Fernie​
Hammonds Saltaire Band MD; Morgan Griffiths - 2015​
'The Eternal Quest' - CD - WOS - 2015​
The Last Spring - Edvard Grieg Trs: James Curnow​
Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1997​
'Fanfare, Preludes and Themes' - CD - De Haske Music DHR 3.026-3 - 1997​
The Nightingale - Harold Moss​
Cornet Soloist James Shepherd with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1966​
'Carnival of Venice' - Vinyl - Hallmark Records ‎– HMA 211 - 1966​
Westminster Waltz - Robert Farnon​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1994​
'Marches and Waltzes' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD032 - 1994​
My Old Kentucky Home - William Rimmer​
Euphonium Soloist Len Withington with the Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1970​
'Brass from Wingates' - Golden Guinea GSGL10461 - 1970​
Blaenwern - Walter Rowlands​
Leyland Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2013​
'Crown Imperial' - CD - Timbercroft Publishing TPCD-003 - 2013​
March of the Peers - Sullivan arr. William Relton​
1000 Yorkshire Voices and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: William Relton - 1994​
'A Festival of Yorkshire Voices' - Polyphonic Recording QPRZ 008D - 1994
The Elephant March - James Ord Hume​
Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 2008​
'Essential Dyke Vol 2' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD081 - 2008
Tam O'Shanters Ride - Denis Wright​
Scottish CWS Band MD: Robert Oughton - 1969​
'The Scottish CWS Band' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL 10430 - 1969​
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - arr. N. Richardson​
Ila Brass Band (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1991​
'Ila Brass Band Meets Ray Farr' - CD - IBB - 1991​
To Boldly Go - Peter Graham​
Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2015​
'To Boldly Go' - CD - SPS388CD - 2015​
Solemn Entry of the Knights of St John - Richard Strauss arr. Mark Preece​
Fairey Band MD: Tom Davoren - 2015​
'Nafarious' - CD - Doyen Recordings DOYCD343 - 2015​
Bassoon Concerto Mvt 1 Allegro - Mozart​
Euphonium Soloist Barrie Perrins with orchestral accompaniment - c1968​
'A Private Recording' - 1968​
Deep Harmony - Marcus Venables​
Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011​
'In Quiet Confidence' - CD - Independent Label - 2011​
A Carmen Fantasy - George Bizet arr. Gordon Langford​
Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018​
'Bolero' - Concert Series Vol. 1 - CD - SP&S Recording DOYCD381 - 2018​
You'll Never Walk Along - Richard Rodgers arr. Howard Snell​
Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 1994​
'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1994' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD841 - 1994​
Oh When The Saints arr. Goff Richards​
Dalewool Auckland Brass (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2002​
'Showtime Hits of Stage and Screen' - CD - Own Label - 2002​
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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