Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 2 June 2019


Hello Brass Banders

For many bands it will be summer park engagement time. I well remember the early 1960s and playing in our local park. When it was really hot weather the band secretary gave us permission to play without wearing our band jackets. Mind you those were rare events back then. On those dreamy Sunday afternoons playing to an audience of may be your mum, dad and gran I just wish the park keeper had told us that the traditional green park bandstand seats had been painted that morning. Green stripes across your back did not go down well when you met up with your mother at the interval...... Happy days looking back now some 55 years on.

Even if it was raining on the day of the park concert you still had to turn up. At the designated 3pm time start you still had to be there, and why you may ask? As young members of the band we were always told that the council sent a spy to the park who would be hiding in the bushes somewhere just making sure you did turn up. If you were not there even on those wet days then the band would not get paid. How much did the band get paid in those days: 3pm to 5pm with a half hour interval, then 7pm through until 8.30pm and again with a half hour interval the band received the princely sum of £30. A fortune back then and a real top-up to the band funds.

Yorkshire Imperial Band, also known as Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band (from sponsors David Urquhart Travel), and the Yorkshire Imps, is a brass band from West Yorkshire. Other names used have included Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band, IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band and DUT Yorkshire Imperial Band.

Formed in the 1930s as the Yorkshire Copper Works Band based at Yorkshire Copper Works in Leeds, and renamed when Yorkshire Imperial Metals was created in 1958 (Yorkshire Copper Works and ICI Metals Division).
Rothwell Temperance Band (est 1881), when drinkers and non-drinkers at Rothwell Model Band, (est 1841) split into two bands the other being the Rothwell Old Band.

In 1999 as Wallace Arnold (Rothwell) Band, reflecting sponsorship by a local coach operator. The then "B" band retained the name Rothwell Temperance Band and still exists.

2000 Wallace Arnold (Rothwell) Band merged with the Yorkshire Imperial Band and for some time the Yorkshire Imperial DUT (Rothwell) Band.

The band is featured on this week's show with a solo Vale Brilliante from the principal cornet player in 1970 Graham Walker. This illustrates just on of his many top class performances.

Playlist 2 June 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
Summon The Heroes - John Williams trs. Philip Sparke Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2019 'Summon the Heroes ' - CD - SP&S DOY CD390 - 2019
William Tell Overture - Gioachino Rossini arr: Gregor Grant Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1983 'Black Dyke Plays Rossini' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4505 - 1983
Yesterday - Lennon and McCartney arr: Ray Woodfield Tenor Horn Soloist (Not Known) with the Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1993 'Pops for Brass' CD - Obrasso Recording CD836 - 1993
Amazing Grace -John Newton arr: William Himes Amsterdam Staff Band (The Netherlands) BM: Dick Krommenhoek - 1995 'The Crusaders' - CD -
On Hearing the first cuckoo of Spring - Frederick Delius arr: Peter Warlock Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2007 'The History of Brass Band Music - Classical Arrangements' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD164 - 2007
Mighty to Save (March) - George Marshall Canadian Staff Band BM: Norman Bearcroft - 1974 90 years of Service in Montreal' - Vinyl - Festival Recording CSB0574 - 1974
Deep River - arr: Bruce Broughton Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Major John Mott - 2002 'Bridgewater Hall 2002 Live - Highlights from the Great Northern Brass Festival' - CD - Egon Sforza SFZ110 - 2002
Knoxville 1800 - James Curnow Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Jan de Haan - 1993 'Music for Brass James Curnow' - CD - De Haske Music Publishers DHM 10.002-3 - 1993
Carnival Variations - Don Jacoby Cornet Trio Derek Garside, Brian Cronshaw & Alan Holmes with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1962
The Pioneers March - Derek Broadbent CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Archie Hutchison - 1994 'The Pioneer March' - CD - Commissioned by Yorkshire Co-operatives Ltd -YCL CD 001 - 1994
Egmont Overture - Beethoven arr: Eric Ball Brodsworth Colliery Welfare and Institute Band MD: Ken Johnson - 1975 'Brass Aflame' - Vinyl - Look Records LK/LP 6035 - 1975
Valse Brilliante - Basil Windsor Cornet Soloist Graham Walker with the Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1970 'Imperial Brass' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Records ‎– MALS 1356 Stereo - Released July 14, 1970
Clans Collide - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2019 'Summon the Heroes ' - CD - SP&S DOY CD390 - 2019
Sunburst - James Hosay US Army Brass Band (USA) MD: Colonel Lesley Bryan Shelburne Jr. - 2012 'Sunburst' - CD - Altissimo Recording - 2012
Polovtsian Dances - Alexander Borodin arr: Howard Snell CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990 'Flower of Scotland' - CD - Doyen Recording ‎– DOY CD005 - 1990
Napoli - Bellstedt arr: Brendan Wheeler Baritone Soloist Katrina Marzella with the Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicolas Childs - 2019 'Spotlight' - Doyen Recording DOY CD393 - 2019
Abide With Me - W.H.Monk Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006 'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006
Oceans - Goff Richards Brass Band Burger Musick Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2013 'Brass Pins' - CD - Obrasso Records CD 837 - 2013
Exploding Brass - Goff Richards Fodens Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1997 'Brass Explosion' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD863 - 1997
Parade of the Charioteers - Steve Sykes Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Constantine Kitsopoulos - 1994 'Live I BBBC' - CD - The bands own recording - 1994
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010 'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

Enjoy the show.....