Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 20 January 2019


Hello Brass Banders

It is just a week since our last show for you, it only seems like yesterday. I have plenty of good music for you featuring bands from around the world and as always some quality home grown bands

I am playing a tribute piece this week to Peter Masseurs one of the best trumpet players in The Netherlands and around Europe. It was only a few days ago that I heard the news he had passed away.

I first met him back in 2005 when he did a recording with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band which also involved his good friend the international Cornet and trumpet player Huug Steketee. He also came to the UK to record with the same band the Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. A new cadenza was written specially for him for this concerto. I recall looking at it on the manuscript paper and I commented 'Peter it is a bit easier if you turn the music upside down', He looked at the music and then me and with a wry smile' Chris you could well be right'. He played it the correct way of course on the recording absolutely spot on. He was a true professional and was always happy to chat with the members of the band, a gentleman with no airs or graces at all.

I have a short piece on this show which features Peter on one of the CDs with Hepworth. The piece is written by the international trumpet and cornet player Huug Steketee.

I still have copies of the CD featuring Peter and three other soloists from the orchestral world. If you are interested in a copy of this CD they are £4 each plus £1.50 = £5.50 inc p/p and can be purchased through PayPal

Peter Masseurs (24.7.1944 - 5.1.2019 ) was a Dutch trumpet player .

When he was twelve, he began playing trumpet, inspired by his musician and friend who also played trumpet. He studied trumpet at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, where he graduated with the Prix d'excellence .

After his study, in 1963, he went to play in the Marine Band of the Royal Navy. In March 1970 he became the first trumpet player of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra . From 1982 until his retirement in 2009 he was one of the two solo trumpeters of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He was also principal subject teacher in the trumpet at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam .

He played the solo concerts of Joseph Haydn , Henri Tomasi and Bernd Alois Zimmermann and the trumpet solo in the First Piano Concerto by Dmitri Shostakovich . In September 2002 he gave the world premiere (also on CD) of the concert for flugelhorn by Willem Jeths . This assignment work for the KCO was written especially for him. Besides Jeths other composers wrote for him, among them Otto Ketting and Martijn Padding ( One Trumpet). He also recorded a CD with works for trumpet solo (in the series Soloists from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra ).

He performed as a soloist with many orchestras in the Netherlands and Europe and also played in the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Asko Ensemble , the Schönberg Ensemble , the Viotta Ensemble, the Amsterdam Bach soloists and the Ebony Band.

In 2005 he recorded the Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto with the Hepworth Persimmon Homes) Band. He was also involved in other recordings with the and his friend Huug Steketee.

Peter is featured on this week’s show in a lighter piece with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band which was composed by Huug Steketee

Playlist 20 January 2019
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Margam Abbey March - T.J.Powell Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2001
Paganini Variations - Dr. Philip Wilby Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1993
Show Me the Way To Go Home - Irving King arr: Sandy Smith Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2005
Shining Waters - Huug Steketee Trumpet Soloist Peter Masseurs (The Netherlands) with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band MD: Mark Bentham - 2006
Once Upon A Time In The West - Ennio Morricone arr: John Glenesk Mortimer Vocalist Elizabeth Atkinson with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004
Torn-Erik's Song - Nils Lindberg arr: Ray Farr Eb Flat Bass Soloist Ian Coleman with the Hebden Bridge Band MD: Ian Craddock - 2003
A Lullaby for Basie - Jeff Tyzik Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Jeff Tyzik - 1994 (Including a Guitar and Keyboard)
The Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar arr: Alan Fernie Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006
Summon The Warriors - Steven Ponsford North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013
Crusaders - Dean Goffin Reg Vardy Band MD: John Ward - 2011
So Deep is the Night - Etude Op 10 No. 3- Frederic Chopin arr: Alan Fernie Euphonium Soloist David Thornton with the Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2005
The Call - Erik Leidzen Household Troops Band BM: Torgny Hanson - 2015
Finale 9th Symphony (From The New World) - Antonin Dvorak arr: Weston Nicholl John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band MD: David King - 1991
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy -Raye/Prince arr: Price Foden's Richardson's Band with the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines of Scotland MD: Captain John Kelly RM - 2003
It's Not Unusual - Les Reed arr: Philip Lawrence Trombone Trio Lisa Sarasini, Paul Coupe & Kevin Wilson with the Fairey Band MD: Philip Lawrence - 2007
Marsch der Medici - Johan Wichers arr: Rene Wholgensinger Canny Brass (Switzerland) MD: Rene Wholgensinger - 2018
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2 - Carl Friedmann arr: Denis Wright The CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990
My Name Is Written There - Kenneth Downie North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013
Army of the Nile - Kenneth J. Alford BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans
Fanfare From "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff arr: Pearson BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010