Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 22 September 2019

ChrisHelme

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Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours of brass band music with bans from around Europe. The music comes from the pen of Sousa, Carl Maria von Weber, Kenneth Hesketh, Leonard Bernstein and John Barry with some fabulous arrangements from many of the well known names from the brass band world.

Well as always we have lots to get through so on with the show...


Arthur Wood (24 January 1875–18 January 1953) was an English composer and conductor, particularly famous for "Barwick Green", the signature theme for the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers.

Wood was born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, the son of a tailor. His father was a violinist in a local amateur orchestra and as a boy, Wood began to learn the violin, the flute and piccolo.

After his family moved to Harrogate in 1882, he was given flute lessons from Arthur Brookes, a member of a local spa orchestra. He left school at the age of twelve and two years later became organist of St Paul's Presbyterian Church in Harrogate. By age sixteen he had become the lead flautist, pianist and deputy conductor of the Harrogate Municipal Orchestra. Later he moved onto the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra.

In 1903, at the age of twenty-eight, he progressed to become the director of music at Terry's Theatre, London. Wood conducted London theatre orchestras for over three decades, including the Apollo Theatre, the Shaftesbury Theatre, His Majesty's Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He died in London on 18 January 1953.

He was the father of Peggy Ann Wood, an actor, director and theatre manager based in Bristol.

Wood was a prolific composer of works in a variety of categories, although he was self-taught in composition and orchestration. His first published work, the orchestral work Three Old Dances, was first published in 1902.

After this he became a staff composer for Boosey & Hawkes, for whom he wrote many orchestral suites and single works, many related to his upbringing. These include Three Dale Dances, the Yorkshire Moors Suite, A Lancashire Clog Dance and My Native Heath, from which his most famous piece "Barwick Green" came. Other orchestral works include his Concertino in A major, Widow Malone, An Oriental Scene and Fairy Dreams.

He also composed a number of stage musicals, such as Yvonne, Petticoat Fair, and Fancy Fair, the latter two dating from about 1918.

Apart from "Barwick Green", his works are now rarely performed.

On this week's show we are featuring The Arcadians Overture .

Playlist 22 September 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​
Our Flirtation March - J.P.Sousa​
Leyland Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2001​
'East Coast Pictures' - CD - ISBN0-571-52109-6 - 2001​
Terra Australis - Martin Ellerby​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2010​
'Highlights from the 2010 National Brass Band Championships' - CD - DOY CD279 - 2010​
Armenian Fire Dance - Goff Richards​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004​
'Brighouse and Rastrick Band on a World Tour' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD895 - 2004​
Compelled by Love - Andrew Blyth​
Euphonium Soloist Keith Loxley with the Household Troops Band BM: Major John Mott - 2006​
'Heroes' - CD - SP&S CD211 - 2006​
Quest i. Making a Difference ii. Making Time iii. Making Progress - Paul Sharman​
International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2013​
'Quest' - CD - SP&S CD330 - 2013​
Slovenian Spring - Alan Fernie​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004​
'Brighouse and Rastrick Band on a World Tour' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD895 - 2004​
Fantasies for Band iii) Veni, Creator Spiritus - David Morgan​
The Staffordshire Band MD: David Maplestone - 2002​
'Something 2 Celebrate' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR 0103 CD - 2002​
Brass Code - Thierry Deleruyelle​
European Youth Brass Band MD: Erik Janssen - 2016​
'Highlights from European Brass Band Championships 2016' - DOY362 - 2016​
Ruler of the Spirits - Carl Maria von Weber arr: William Halliwell​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1987​
'Black Dyke Mills Celebration' - CD - Chandos Recording - 1987​
Daydream - Frode Thingnaers​
Euphonium Soloist Tormod Flaten with the Bergen Symphonic Band MD: Martin Winter - 2005​
'Norwegian Euphonium Tormod Flaten'​
Masque - Kenneth Hesketh​
Leyland Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2001​
'East Coast Pictures' - CD - ISBN0-571-52109-6 - 2001​
Variations on a Latin Theme - Alan Fernie​
Euphonium Soloist David Childs with the Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2002​
'The Glory of Cory' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 882 - 2002​
On the Waterfront - Andante – Presto Barbaro – Andante Largamento - Leonard Bernstein arr: Mark Freeh​
Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2003​
'American Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD896 - 2003​
Out of Africa - the main theme - John Barry arr. Alan Fernie​
Black Dyke Band MD: Nicholas Childs -2003​
'Great Cinema Hits' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD960 - 2003​
Barcelona - Mike Moran and Freddie Mercury​
Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt - 1993​
'World Hits - CD - Obrasso Recording CD838 - 1993​
The Arcadians Overture - Monckton and Talbot arr: Arthur Wood​
Stalybridge Old Band MD: Jim Cant - 2000​
'Tipperary' - CD - Amadeus CD038 - 2000​
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet​
Cornet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2012​
'First Class Brass' - CD - 2012​
The Boys in Blue - Bob Barratt​
Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1990​
'Procession to the Minster' - CD - Grasmere Recording GRCD-42 - 1990​
Invictus March - William Himes​
Delta Brass Zeeland (The Netherlands) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008​
'Prelude for a Hero' - CD - Mirasound Amersfort STEMRA 887722-2 - 2008​
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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