Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 24 February 2019


Hello Brass Bands - Well another week has just flown by and here we are again with another two hours of brass band music for you to enjoy.

I was visiting Wetherby this week as guest speaker at the local men's probus club, soon after I paid call call to the studios at Tempo FM the local community radio station and just one of 13 where my weekly show is played. It was very pleasing to meet some of the Tempo team and the station manager and to find out just how successful this local radio station is.

Malcolm Neville Lockyer, (b: 5 October 1923, London d. 28 June 1976). Trained as an architect, his interest in dance music dated from the age of 12, and he played semi-professionally until called up for war service as a musician in the Royal Air Force at the age of 19.

He played with Sid Phillips and his Quintet, and in 1944 he joined the Buddy Featherstonhaugh Sextet and recorded with them for Radion and HMV Records. After leaving the RAF, he worked as pianist with Ambrose, Cyril Stapleton and Robert Farnon.

He started with BBC radio in 1945, and during his career he worked on almost 6, 000 broadcasts and formed his own orchestra in 1951. A prolific composer (often under the pseudonym Howard Shaw), his biggest successes were ‘Friends and Neighbours’ (for the 1954 BBC television series), ‘Fiddler’s Boogie’ and ‘The Big Guitar’ (for the BBC television series Stranger Than Fiction - 1955).

He scored over 30 feature films and the television series The Pursuers and The Pathfinders. Together with Reg Owen he made a collection of albums for Top Rank with the Knightsbridge Strings and the Cambridge Strings. He succeeded Harry Rabinowitz as conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra in 1960, and was associated with many radio shows, among them Mid-day Music Hall, Take It from Here and Beyond Our Ken. When the Revue and Variety orchestras were amalgamated in 1966 to form the new Radio Orchestra, he became associate conductor.

His connection with Glenn Miller began in 1944, when he was stationed in Bedford at the same time as the famous American band leader. He was able to study at first-hand how that unmistakable sound was achieved. Shortly before his death in 1976 he conducted the Million Airs Orchestra in 26 highly-successful Glenn Miller Tribute Concerts.

On this week’s show is his march The Pathfinders played by the Wingates Temperance Band MD: John Harrison in 1975.

Playlist 24 February 2019
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
The Pathfinder March - Malcolm Lockyer Wingates Temperance Band MD: John Harrison - 1975
La Belle Helene - Jacques Offenbach arr: Howard Lorriman Black Dyke Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 2008
I don't know how to love him - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: J. Graham Walker Vocalist Jessa Liversidge with the Shepherd Group Brass MD: Richard Wilton - 2018
Czardas - Vittorio Monti arr: Peter Graham Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Fairey FP Music Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 2003
The Heralds - Philip Catelinet Cornet Trio featuring David Daws, Roger Webster and James Shepherd with the Fairey FP Music Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 2003
Dover Coach - Gilbert Vinter Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1969
Vivid Brass -Philip Sparke Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Frans-Aert Burghgraef - 2011
Four Scottish Dances - Sir Malcolm Arnold arr: Ray Farr Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2005
March - Totem Pole - Eric Osterling arr: Eric Banks GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1975
Bobby Shaftoe - Traditional arr: Gordon Langford Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1980
Resurgam - Eric Ball New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2005
The Harmonious Blacksmith - G.F.Handel arr: J. Ord Hume Euphonium Soloist Barrie Perrin with the Hendon Band MD: Don Morrison - 1984
Cock O'The North - Frank Bryce Besses o' th' Barn MD: Frank Bryce - 1966
Godspell / Jesus Christ Superstar Medley Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1976
Dancing Clown - CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1966
Standing Somewhere in the Shadows - Kenneth Downie International Staff Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 2001
Far Horizons Sailing West - Dr. Philip Wilby Brass Band Spijkerpakkenband (The Netherlands) MD: Erik Janssen - 2013
Early One Morning - Frank Seymour Munn and Felton's Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1957
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show

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