Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 April 2020


Hello Brass Banders

Welcome to another two hours of brass band music from Sunday Bandstand produced and presented each week by Chris Helme.
Another week in lock down and so far we don't know how many more weeks there are to go. Hopefully, whilst missing your brass band fix at rehearsals, concerts, contests and for the committee members all those meetings you are not having spending a couple of hours with the show will help.

It looks like more and more bands and individual players are getting into the zoom habit (not something I know too much about but I am trying to teach myself how it works).

I have a wonderful show for you this week. A wide choice of music to enjoy as always - one piece that I will point out is the Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem, which has been arranged by Peter Graham - as we say in these parts its a cracker....

Giuseppe Verdi – (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

Verdi was briefly an elected politician. An intensely private person, Verdi, however, did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).

The Dies Irae is a section from Verdi's Requiem. Dies Irae is Latin for Day of Wrath and it tells of a person coming before God to receive judgement at the end of their mortal life.

When it comes to spine-chilling music, it is hard to beat Verdi's Dies Irae, or 'Day of Wrath'. Verdi's Requiem is an epic achievement in every sense, but this depiction of the day of judgement is pretty unsettling stuff. Turn it up loud. It is on this week’s show and it is a fabulous arrangement by Peter Graham.

Playlist 26 April 2020 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
Ravenswood - William Rimmer Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004 'Whit-Friday Marches' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD177 - 2004
Morning, Noon and Night - Franz von Suppe arr: Thomas Bidgood​
Foden's Band MD: Russell Gray - 2002​
'Overtures' - CD - Egon Recording sfz109 - 2002​
Windows of the World - Amazonia, The Rising Sun, Drums of Thunder - Peter Graham​
Polysteel Band MD: Philip Harper - 2005​
'Wonders of the World ' - CD - MISC MISC02 - 2005​
Capriccio Brillante - Herman Bellstedt arr: Sandy Smith Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 2000
'The Voice of the Tenor Horn - Sheona White' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 206D - 2000​
Denn Er Hat Seinen Engeln Befohlen (Because he commanded his Angels) - Mendelssohn arr: Olaf RitmanMassed bands of Amsterdam Staff Band and Brass Band Rijnmond (The Netherlands) GMD: Dr Howard J. Evans - 2010
'Premier Brass 2010 - Reunion' - CD - Salvationist Publishing & Supplies Ltd. ‎– SPS 265CD - 2010​
Comedy Tonight - Stephen Sondheim arr: Sandy Smith​
Buy as you view Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2005​
'Stars in Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD912 - 2005​
Brass Machine - Gilbert Tinner​
Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006​
'Brass Machine' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 913 - 2006​
The Wand of Youth - 1) Overture 2) Serenade 7) Wild Bears - Edward Elgar arr: Gordon LangfordBlack Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1988 'A Tribute to Elgar, Delius and Holst' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN8551 - 1988
All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Christopher MowatTrombone Soloist Don Lusher with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1992 'Just Good Friends' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD020 - 1992
Moto Perpetuo - Ottokar Novacek arr: Howard Snell​
Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patron's Choice IV' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD267 - 2010​
Connotations - Edward Gregson Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1988
'Champions of Brass' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording -1977​
Homage to the Noble Grape - 4.Hock (4 out of 5) - Goff Richards​
Eb Bass Soloist Pieter Nevejans with the Brass Band Buizingen ( Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008 'Cats Tales' - CD - 2008
Symphony No.6 - March - Tchaikovsky Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: 2004
'Live 1 Brass Band of Battle Creek' - CD - BBBC - 1994​
The Prayer - Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster arr: Michael GarasiBrass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael Garasi - 2007
'Sing Sang Sung' CD - Egon: CD-SFZ133 - 2007​
Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky Korsakov arr: Keith Wilkinson​
JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1997​
'Sporting Brass' - CD - Polyphonic Recording- QPRL 092D - 1997​
Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams arr: Steve SykesBrass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 1996 'This is Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Records BR 1996.006 - 1996
The E-Flat Players March - Fritz Rickli
Brass Band Emmental and the Regional Brass Band Bern (Switzerland) MD: Fritz Rickli - 2014​
'Sounds of Emmental Vol 2' - CD - - 2014​
In a Monastery Garden - Albert Ketelby Harry Mortimer's All Star Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - 1968
'Harry Mortimer's World Of Big Brass Band' - Vinyl Compilation - Decca ‎– SPA 268 - 1968​
Dies Irae from Requiem - Verdi arr: Peter Graham New York Staff Band (USA) MD: Ron Waiksnoris - 2009 'New York New York' - CD -
Zurich March - Elgar Howarth​
Solna Brass (Sweden) MD: Lars-Gunnar Bjorklund - 2001​
'Feel Good Music' - CD - A Bluebell Compact Disc - ABCD 089 - 2001​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010 'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010