Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 25 November 2018


Hello Brass Banders.

Here we are with another week gone by and it is time once again for Sunday Bandstand the two hour show of brass band music and bands from around the world. This week as well as some great home grown bands we have bands from Chicago and Sweden. There is a wonderful arrangement from Eric Crees of a Charles Ives composition which features the London Symphony Brass Ensemble.

Andrew Wainwright the editor of the British Bandsman has written a fabulous piece of music which we are also featuring on this week's show. With a brilliant performance from the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army. This is a track from the band's latest CD 'Pulse'

We do have another terrific show for you to enjoy.

Another week and I will be starting the Christmas music - if you have a favourite piece you would like to hear on the show contact me on the usual email and I would be very pleased to play it.

Aram Khachaturian ( b:1903 in Tbilisi, Georgia - d:1978 in Moscow, Russia) was a talented composer, whose compositions became part of the musical classics of the 20th century. His name is recognised throughout the world, and the compositions are performed worldwide, on the best theatre stages, concert platforms, as well as the most distant places.
Today, the music of Khachaturian is played on the radio, TV and cinema. The UNESCO places the name of Khachaturian among the most renowned composers of the 20th century, and his 'Sabre Dance' of the well-known ballet 'Gayaneh' takes one of the first places in the list of the most popular compositions of our age.
Whilst there is a brass band arrangement of his 'Sabre Dance' on this show we are playing another of his pieces the 'Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia' arranged by Gordon Langford, and still a popular brass band concert piece. The performance is by Sun Life Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1992

Playlist 25 November 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Let There Be Light - Steven Ponsford International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018
Landscape and Journey - Concert Overture for Brass Band - Alan Fernie Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009
The Three Trumpets - Giuseppe Agostini arr: Arthur Scholes Dale Foden's Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1970
Serenity - Eric Ball Chicago Staff Band (USA) BM: William Himes - 1989
The Lark In The Clear Air -Traditional arr: Gordon Langford Tenor Horn Soloist Melvyn Bathgate with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996
Clog Dance - Marcangelo arr: Bill Charleson Star in Brass MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1987
And the Band Payed On - Irving Berlin - Goff Richards Freckleton Band MD: Paul Dalton
River City Serenade - Philip Sparke Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1990
Brassman's Holiday - Mario Ruiz Armengol arr: Ray Farr Cornet Soloists : Rob Westacott, Claire Taylor and David Horan with the Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Band MD: Mark Bentham - 2008
Heavenbound 3 mvt - Stephen Bulla Cornet Soloist Lars-Otto Ljungholm with the USA Southern Territorial Band BM: Richard Holz - 1996
Zurich March - Elgar Howarth Solna Brass (Sweden) MD: Lars-Gunnar Bjorklund - 2001
Comedy Overture - John Ireland The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: James Scott
Star Lake March - Eric Ball Point of Ayr Band MD: Michael Fowles - 1999
Variations On "America" - Charles Ives arr: Eric Crees London Symphony Brass MD: Eric Crees - 1991
The Londonderry Air - arr: Michael Hopkinson Cornet Soloist James Shepherd with the James Shepherd Versatile Brass - 1996
Variations on 'Was Lebet' - Andrew Wainwright International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018
Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia - Khachaturian arr: Gordon Langford Sun Life Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1992
Starlight Express - Andrew Lloyd Webber Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1992
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1972
Puttin On The Ritz- Irving Berlin DUT Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: David Hirst -
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show......