Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 24 November 2019


Hello Brass Banders

Here we are with another great show for you - two hours of brass band music something old and something new - a little bit for everyone.

Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as "the father of American music", was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlour and minstrel music. He wrote more than 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna", "Hard Times Come Again No More", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" and many of his compositions remain popular today. He has been identified as "the most famous songwriter of the nineteenth century" and maybe the most recognizable American composer in other countries. His compositions are sometimes referred to as "childhood songs" because they have been included in the music curriculum of early education. Most of his handwritten music manuscripts are lost, but editions issued by publishers of his day can be found in various collections.

Foster became ill with a fever in January 1864. Weakened, he fell in his hotel in the Bowery, cutting his neck. His writing partner George Cooper found him still alive but lying in a pool of blood. Foster died in Bellevue Hospital three days later at the age of 37 Other biographers describe different accounts of his death.

When Foster died, his leather wallet contained a scrap of paper that simply said, "Dear friends and gentle hearts", along with 38 cents in Civil War scrip and three pennies

Foster was buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. After his death, Morrison Foster became his "literary executor". As such, he answered requests for copies of manuscripts, autographs, and biographical information. One of the best-loved of his works was "Beautiful Dreamer", published shortly after his death.

First fully professional U.S. songwriter. His music is featured this week in a Gordon Langford arrangement called A Stephen Foster Fantasy.

Playlist 24 November 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​
The Wizard March - George Allen​
Leyland Band MD: Philip Harper - 2011​
'The Age of Chivalry' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD280 - 2011​
Le Carnival Romaine - Hector Berlioz arr: Frank Wright​
GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1966​
Step Out - Robin Dewhurst​
Euphonium soloist Glenn van Looy (Belgium) with the Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2019​
'Step Out' - CD - Doyen recording DOY CD397 - 2019 - Glenn van Looy - Euphonium - Soloists - CDs
The Norwegian Artist's Carnival Op 14 - Johan Svendsen​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1981​
'The Concert Sound of the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band - 1981​
Witnesses - Andrew Mackereth​
North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013​
'Everywhere' - CD - NYTB - 2013​
Spanish Trombones - Pascual Marquina arr: Alan Fernie​
Trombone section James Stockdale, Scott Quarmby and John Ingman with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004​
'Brighouse and Rastrick on a World Tour' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD895 - 2004​
Cherchebi - Mvt 4. Band Contest Day - Goff Richards​
Hebden Bridge Brass Band MD: Ian Craddock - 2003​
'The Journey' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1045 - 2003​
Voyage of Discovery - Goff Richards​
Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2006​
The Regionals 2006' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD206 - 2006​
High School Cadets - J.P. Sousa​
Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996​
'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos 4535 - 1996​
America from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein​
The Ever Ready Band MD: Stephen Malcolm - 1999​
'The Prince Bishops' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD096 - 1999​
Allegro 3rd Movement from Violin Concerto in E Minor - Felix Mendelssohn arr: Harris​
Cornet Soloist Ken Smith (New Zealand) accompanied by pianist Maurice Till - 1953​
10 in. disc, Paxton: PR 603​
Circle of Life from the Lion King - Elton John, Hans Zimmer arr: Alan Fernie​
Brass Band Oberaarguaer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2005​
'Epic Film Themes' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD910 - 2005​
Little Lisa - James Warr arr: Stanley Boddington​
Foden's Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1971​
'Brass Supreme' - Vinyl - Polydor ‎– 2485-015 - 1971​
A Stephen Foster Fantasy - Stephen Foster arr: Gordon Langford​
River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh USA) MD: Robert Bernat - 1993​
'Pittsburgh on Parade' - CD - River City Brass Band ‎– BB193A - 1993​
The Sandpiper: The Shadow Of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel arr: Dennis Wilby​
Flugel Soloist David Pogson with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1981​
'The Concert Sound of the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band - 1981​
Mighty Fortress - Steve Kellner​
The Southern Territorial Band of the Salvation Army (USA) BM: Nick Simmons - Smith - 2016​
'War and Peace' - CD - The Salvation Army - 2016​
Prismatic Light - Alan Fernie​
Brass Band Regensburg (Germany) MD: Dave Lea - 2018​
'Brass on Fire' - CD - 2018​
Shine as the Light - Peter Graham​
Foden's Courtois Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 2001​
'Master Brass No. 12' - Polyphonic QPRL 212D - CD - 2001​
Procession to the Minster - Wagner arr: Howard Snell​
Massed bands of Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society, Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Howard Snell - Royal Albert Hall - 1987​
'National Brass Band Championships and Festival Concert 1987' - Vinyl -​
Raby - March - George Allan​
Ransome Hoffman and Pollard Band MD: Dennis Masters - 1971​
'Rolling Brass' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Records ‎– MALS1418 - 1971​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​

Enjoy the show..............

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