Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 2 February 2020


Hello Brass Banders

Christmas now seems a long time ago as we moved into February with another contesting season soon to begin.

This week it is another mixed bag of old favourites and hopefully a few that will become favourites of the future.

Enjoy the show....

PLEASE NOTE I will not be posting shows for the 9th and 16th February so as to catch up with some work at home.

Luigi Arditi (22 July 1822 – 1 May 1903) was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor.

Arditi was born in Crescentino, Piemonte (Italy). He began his musical career as a violinist and studied music at the Conservatory of Milan. He made his debut in 1843 as a director at Vercelli, and it was there that he was made an honorary member of the Philharmonic Academy.

Arditi conducted opera throughout Italy and in 1846 found himself conducting as far afield as Havana, Cuba. He visited America, where he remained for a while, conducting operas in New York, Philadelphia and other cities with the Max Maretzek Italian Opera Company until 1856.

Then, following a visit to Constantinople, he decided to settle in London but made several trips again to America with the Royal Italian Opera Company. He also conducted in Germany, and in other major European cities such as St. Petersburg, Vienna and Madrid. After 1885, he was in England, conducting at Covent Garden and in various prestigious theatres and promenade concerts in London's parks. He died at Hove, near Brighton (England). His mortal remains are buried in Hove Cemetery.

Arditi is best-known for his operas, he also wrote numerous songs and vocal waltzes, the most popular of which is "Il Bacio" ("The Kiss") which he dedicated to the Italian soprano Marietta Piccolomini.

In this show we have that famous song ''Il Bacio' played as a very familiar cornet solo. The recording dates back to 1936 with Harry Mortimer as the soloist accompanied by Foden's Motor Works Band conducted by Fred Mortimer (his father).

Playlist 2 February 2020 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​
Cossack Ride and Slavonic Dance - Brunon Barron arr: Ray Woodfield​
Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1991​
'Jubilee Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 931 - 1991​
Ascension - Fredrick Schelderup​
Laksevag Musikkforening (Norway) MD: Fredrick Schelderup - 2019​
'NMBrass 2019' 3rd Section - CD -​
The Syncopated Clock - Leroy Anderson arr: James Gourlay​
Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 1993​
'Mountain Song' CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD025 - 1993​
The Cavalier - Edwin Sutton​
Euphonium Soloist David Hebb with the Mossley Hollins School Band MD: Brian Farrar - 1980​
'Brass Roots' - Vinyl - Hollick & Taylor Recordings HTLPS1628 - 1980​
Venus and Adonis Tone Poem - Drake Rimmer​
Mirrlees Works Band MD: Jack Atherton - 1970​
'Mirrlees Makes Music' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Recording MALS1317 - 1970​
Il Bacio - Luigi Arditi​
Cornet Soloist Harry Mortimer with the Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Fred Mortimer - 1936​
'Man of Brass - Compilation of his solos 1924 - 1945'​
Golconda - Ferrier​
Harworth Colliery (Caledonian Mining Co Ltd) Band MD: Ken Vernon - 1988​
'Caledonian Mining Co. Ltd. Presents the Harworth Colliery Caledonian Mining Band - Vinyl - Hollick & Taylor Recs HTLPS1729​
Born Free - John Barry arr: Alan Catherall​
Brass Band Heist (Belgium) MD: Bert Van Thienen 2007​
'Lyrica' - CD - Galaxy Recording BBH 2007​
The Firing Line - Bruce Broughton​
Enfield Citadel Band BM: Andrew Blyth - 2007​
'American Anthology' - CD - SP&S 229CD - 2007​
El Banicio - Alfredo Javaloyes arr: James Ord Hume​
Cranwell RAF College Band MD: Squadron Leader Denzil Stephens​
Out of the Blue March - Hubert Bath​
GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1967​
Kings of Brass' - Vinyl - Studio 2 TWO161 - 1967​
Tantalusqualen Overture ('The Torments of Tantalus') (1868) - Franz von Suppe​
Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Derek Ashmore - 1974
'Brass Versus The Classics' - Vinyl - York Records BYK714 - 1974​
Pineapple Poll - Sir Arthur Sullivan arr: Geoffrey Brand​
Spillers (Gainsborough) Band MD: John Golland - 1977​
'Diversions' - Vinyl - SLCW 1034​
American in Paris - George Gershwin arr: Howard Snell​
Swiss Army Band (Switzerland) MD: Andreas Spörri - 1998​
Mattheson's Air - Johann Mattheson arr: Gilbert Vinter​
Cornet Soloist Francois Roh with the Swiss Army Brass Band MD: Andreas Spörri - 2004​
Marches, Chorale and Hymns' - CD - Amos Recording - 2004​
The Csardas Act 1 Heia, in den Homeland - Johann Strauss arr: Ian Johnston​
Black Dyke Mills MD: James Watson - 1996​
'Strauss Festival' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD859 - 1996​
Showstoppers for Two Soprano Cornets - arr: Simon Kerwin, Alan Catherall, Ray Farr & Michael E. Hopkinson​
Soprano Cornet Soloists Brian Evans and Peter Roberts with the Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1995​
'Kings of Brass Vol. 1 ' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1019 - 1995​
Storm Over Leningrad from Beyond The Tamar (World Tour of Brass Band) - Philip Harper​
Ensemble De Cuivres Melodia (Switzerland) MD: Yvan Lagger - 2012​
'Beyond the Tamar' - CD - Artlab 12545 - 2012​
Salvation is Created - Pavel Tschesnokoff​
Motor City Brass Band (South Michigan USA) MD: Craig Strain - 2001​
'Motor City Brass Band ‎– After Five' - CD - This was their own recording - 2001​
The Last Call - Otto Schwarz​
Brass Band Oberosterrich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2009​
'Highlights from the 2008 Brass in Concert Championships' - DVD - WOB 135 DVD - 2009​
Alicante - Ricardo Sylvio arr: Frederick Charrosin​
Hanwell Brass Band MD: Eric Bravington - 1971​
'Bandstand Brass' - Vinyl - Stereo Gold Award ‎– MER343 - 1971​
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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