Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 December 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Well we are almost there... just a few days to go to the big day.

Now here is the perfect recipe for the festive season:

Take 2 ozs of patience, 1 cup of kindness, 4 ozs of good will. To these add 2 handfuls of industry, a packet of prudence, a little sympathy and a handful of humility. Add a jar of syrup of good humour. Season the mixture with common-sense and simmer all together in a pan for daily content.

We have another fab show for you this week with bands from all over the place including Norway, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, USA and as always some great home grown bands here in the UK.

It is Christmas music by the bucket-load this week with a few pieces you may not have heard before.

Manfred Obrecht was born in 1958, at the age of 16 he began his studies in trumpet and orchestral conducting at the music academies in Bern and Basel.

Since 2001 Manfred Obrecht has been guest conductor of the London Concert Symphony Orchestra, which performs the great works of classical music with his 80 musicians. As a permanent guest conductor, he gives concerts at home and abroad with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Filarmonica Italiana Orchestra from Piacenza. Manfred Obrecht is conducting with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Philharmonic and the Württemberg Philharmonic. He is chief conductor of the international brass band Classic Festival Brass.

He regularly conducts performances of the great symphonic choral works at the Moscow Cathedral Choir, the Coro dell 'Opera di Parma, the Arcis-Vocalisten Munich, the choir of the Biel Solothurn Theater, the Zurich Concert Choir, the Classic Festival Choir, the Coro La Compagnia Rossini, the Birnauer Kantorei, the Konzertchor Audite Nova, the Konzertchor Pro Arte Bern, the Bach Collegium Zürich, the Konzertchor Canto Classico, the Konzertchor Klangwerk Luzern, the Kammerchor Chur, the Akademisches Chor Zürich, the choir of the University of Lucerne, the Aurelius Boys' Choir and the Lucerne Cantore.

The artistic collaboration connects Manfred Obrecht with outstanding musical personalities such as Regula Mühlemann, Rachel Harnisch, Ivana Rusco, Noemi Nadelmann, Tine Thing Helseth, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Gabor Boldoczki, Sergei Nakarjakov, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini and many other world-famous interpreters.

Manfred Obrecht plans and implements concert projects with stars from the theater and film business. Sky du Mont, Barbara Wussow, Christian Kohlund, Patrik Fichte, Siegfried Rauch, Günther Maria Halmer and Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart were among his guests at the KKL Luzern.

Manfred Obrecht is Artistic Director of Obrasso Classic Events AG.

From 1981 - 2009 Manfred Obrecht was the chief conductor of the Oberaargau

Brass band, promoting musical talent. Under his direction, the young musicians won national and international prizes and awards.

A successful collaboration connects him as a conductor with renowned ones

English brass formations include Yorkshire Building Society Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, British Leyland Band, Desford Colliery Band, Flowers Band and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

We are featuring two tracks on this show where he is conducting.

Enjoy the show

Playlist 22 December 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​
Troika from Lieutenant Kije - Prokofiev arr: Ray Farr​
Manger Musikklag (Norway) MD: Allan Withington - 2017​
'December' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD378 - 2017​
Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson​
Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003​
'Simple Gifts' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ118 - 2003​
Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck arr: Howard Lorriman​
Classic Festival Choir with the Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2009​
'Christmas Celebration' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD938 - 2009​
Deck the Halls - Traditional arr: Mark Freeh​
Cornet Soloist George Melitsis with the Darebin City Brass - Preston Band (Victoria, Australia) MD: Andrew Snell - 2016​
‘Ding Dong Darebin on High’ - CD - .....2016​
E T:- The main theme - John Williams​
Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2002​
'Brass Cinema 3' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD861 - 2002​
Pop Looks Bach - Sam Fonteyn arr: Keith Wilkinson​
Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht -1990​
'Power of Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD830 - 1990​
Christmas Piece - Goff Richards​
BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1984​
'Christmas Brass' The BNFL Band ' - CD Polyphonic Reproductions - QMPR 602D - 1984​
White Christmas - Irving Berlin arr: Mark Freeh​
Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003​
'Simple Gifts' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ118 - 2003​
Tubby The Tuba - Words by Paul Tripp- Music George Kleinsinger arr: Andrew Duncan​
Tuba Soloist Gavin Woods - Narrator Thom Meredith with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2002​
'Celtic Connections' - CD - SB15 - 2002​
Carol Of The Shepherds - Philip Sparke​
Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2001'Soli Christmas' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03-035-3 - 2001
Star Wars - John Williams arr: Ray Farr​
Brassband De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1994​
'Facets of Glass' CD - 1994​
What's Christmas Without a Brass Band - Peter Seel​
Houghton Weavers (Folk Singing Group) with the Warrington Male Voice Choir, Broomfield Junior School Choir and the Wingates Band MD: Andrew Berryman - 2006​
'What's Christmas Without a Brass Band' - CD - Keep Folk Smiling recording KFS 140 - 2006​
On Christmas Night - Paul Sharman​
International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016​
'Celebrate The Season' - SP&S Recording SPS 404CD - 2016​
Walking in the Air theme from The Snowman - Howard Blake arr: Philip Sparke​
Vocalist Fardau van der Woude with the Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD - ...........2011
A Time For Peace - Peter Graham​
Tenor Horn Soloist Ian Askey with the Old Silkstone Band MD: Norman Law - 2002​
'Christmas Festival' - CD - Amadeus AMSCD052 - 2002​
Comin' To Town - Mark Freeh​
Trumpet Soloists Vincent DiMartino and Terry Everson with the Lexington Brass Band MD: Ronald W. Holz - 2001​
'tis the Season - live' - CD - .........1998
Kaiser Waltz Op 437 - Johann Strauss ll arr: Gregor Grant​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996​
'Strauss Festival' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD859 - 1996​
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture - Rossini arr: Major Peter Parkes​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD Major Peter Parkes - 1983​
'Black Dyke Plays Rossini' - Vinyl - Chandos BBRD1021 - 1983​
Sing A Lullaby, Silent Night, I Saw three Ships, Sussex Carol - Various arrangers​
Foden's Band with the Halifax Choral Society and organist David Battiwalla MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 1998'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen DOYCD074 - 1998
The Sleeping Baby - David Edmonds​
The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2014 'The Spirit of Christmas'
A Christmas Finale - Paul Lovatt- Cooper​
North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD - .............2016
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010