Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 23 June 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours of music from the world of brass bands. This week's photograph recalls the legendary conductor Walter B. Hargreaves. Unfortunately we not able to show all his bio notes in the relatively small space available. I hope it gives some insight to 'The Wee Professor' as he was affectionately known as to everyone in the banding world.

This week we have bands France, Austria, New Zealand, Norway and as always some wonderful home grown bands from here in the UK.

Now sit back with your favourite tipple and enjoy the next two hours of wonderful music.

Walter Barrow Hargreaves (1907-1998) - He was born in Glasgow and started to play the cornet at four years old. After attending the Royal Scottish Academy of music he embarked on a professional career as a trumpet player. He returned to his routes in 1944 when he was appointed the conductor of the City of Edinburgh Band. In 1948 he was appointed as conductor at Cory Band on the recommendation of Harry Mortimer. After many big contest prizes in 1950 he was appointed professor of trumpet at the Royal Marines School of Music in Kent.
He went on to have major success conducting Crookhall, Kibworth, Markham Main and in particular Brighouse and Rastrick, the Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band and many others.
He worked tirelessly as a conductor, adjudicator and transcribed many pieces of music , most of which band still enjoy playing today.
He is on this week's show conducting Brighouse and Rastrick in 1968 with Henry Geehl's Rhapsody on the Cornish Coast.

Playlist 23 June 2019 Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeOpening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
Caribe - Michel Camila arr: Philip Harper​
Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2019​
'Summon the Heroes ' - CD - SP&S DOY CD390 - 201'9​
Rhapsody 'On the Cornish Coast' - Henry Geehl​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor Walter B. Hargreaves - 1968​
'Brass From Brighouse' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea GSGL10407 - 1968​
Prelude on a Hymn of Praise - James Curnow​
Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1997​
'Fanfares, Preludes and Themes' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR3.026-3 - 1997​
Liebesfrued (Loves Joy) - Fritz Kriesler arr: Howard Snell​
Cornet Soloist Kevin Dye with the Desford Colliery Band MD: Howard Snell - 1981​
Le Corsaire Op 21 - Hector Berlioz arr: Geoffrey Brand​
Sun Life Stanshawe Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1989​
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky arr: Roy Newsome​
Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 2000​
Down Memory Lane Vol III' - CD - KRCD1033 Kings of Brass - 2000​
Street Scene - Alfred Newman arr: Adrian Drover​
Trombone Soloist Gordon Campbell with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Frank Renton - 1994​
'Stars in Brass' - CD - Doyen DOY CD035 - 1994​
Jack and Jill – Basil Windsor​
Cornet Duet Jack Mackintosh & Harry Mortimer with the Foden’s Motor works Band MD: Fred Mortimer - 1933​
Keep Smiling Through (Selection of memorable songs from World War II: The Army, The Navy and the Air Force; Yours; Lili Marlene; The White Cliffs of Dover; We’ll Meet Again) arr: Darrol Barry​
Dalkeith & Monktonhall Band MD: James Chamberlain - 2016​
'Cry Me A River' - CD - ..........2016​
Hands Across the Sea - John Philip Sousa arr: Major Peter Parkes​
Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996​
'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos 4535 - 1996​
Life Divine - Cyril Jenkins​
CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1959​
'The Famous C.W.S. Manchester Band' - Vinyl - Fontana TFL5066 - 1959​
Wheel Of Fortune from Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest - Hans Zimmer arr: Stephen Roberts​
Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2015​
'Arabian Nights - The Music of Stephen Roberts' - CD Doyen Recording DOY CD358 - 2015​
Welsh Fantasy for Euphonium and Band - Ralph Pearce​
Euphonium Soloist Steve Pavey with the Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2009​
'Festivity' - CD - 2009​
Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde - Richard Wagner arr: Philip Harper​
Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2019​
'Summon the Heroes ' - CD - SP&S DOY CD390 - 2019​
Jenny Jones - arr: Michael Hopkinson​
Tenor Horn Soloist Gordon Higginbottom with the Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Markus Bach - - 1980​
'Brass Band Oberland' - Vinyl - Claves ‎– D 8006 - 1980​
Les Indestructibles - Michael Giacchino​
Paris Brass Band (France) MD: Florent Didier - 2016​
'Live from Taiwan' - CD - 2016​
Dance from Valencian Widow - Aram Khachaturian​
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010​
'Fantastic Brass' - CD - RCR Label - 2010​
Blades of Toledo - Trevor Sharpe​
Trombone Section feature of the National Brass Band New Zealand (New Zealand)​
'Virtuoso Brass' - Vinyl - K-Tel - 2011​
Cossack Dance from Mezeppa - Tchaikovsky arr: Howard Snell​
Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2005​
'Twenty Supreme Years' - CD - Bocchino: BOCC106 - 2005​
Orpheus in the Underworld Act II (Can Can) - Jacques Offenbach arr: Arthur O. Pearce​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1987​
The Swashbuckler March - H.R.Moreton (AKA Harry Mortimer)​
Massed Brass Bands Of Fodens, Fairey Aviation & Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1967​
'Sounding Brass with Voices' - Vinyl - World Record Club ‎– T-4161, World Record Club ‎– S/T4161 - 1967​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​