Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 July 2020


Hello Brass Banders

Another two-hour programme of brass band music from band around the world. We have a real treat on this show a rare recording where the soloist on the C Trumpet is Ray Farr, a fabulous performance dating back to 1991 which was recorded in Norway.

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE (29. 3. 1936 – 24. 12. 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist and occasional vocalist. He was based in New York City from 1979 until his death.

He was born at Broadstairs, Kent, but was raised in Devon during WW II. He was a pupil at Leighton Park School. He later studied at the Royal Academy of Music, he produced over 200 works for the concert hall, and 50 scores for film and television. He was also a writer and performer of jazz songs for 50 years.

He regularly performed as a jazz pianist, with such singers as Cleo Laine, Marion Montgomery and many others performing the Great American Songbook. He died in New York and was interred at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.

On this week’s show we feature the brass band arrangement by Howard Snell of the music Richard Rodney Bennett wrote for the soundtrack to the 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express.

Playlist 26 July 2020Recording 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
Glasnost- Dizzy Stratford​
Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1989​
'Continenal Brass' - CD - De Haske Music 3003.3 - 1989​
Symphony Poem - The Symphony No. 3 - Abram Khactaturian arr. Ray Farr​
Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1992​
'European Brass Band Championships 1992' - CD C-Polyphonic QPRL 051D - 1992​
The Ellis Island Lament - arr. Robin Dewhurst​
Brass Band De Waldsang (Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2007​
'Hostile Skies' - CD - Lake Music Publications (Netherlands) - LMP2007.01 - 2007​
Benedictus from the Armed Man - A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins​
Euphonium Soloist Mic Tyler with the Drighlington Band MD: Shane Foster - 2006​
'Drighlington Brass Band The Champions' - CD - DBCD007 - 2006​
For Me - Edu Lobo and Norman Gimbel arr. Ray Farr​
C Trumpet Soloist Ray Farr with the Ila Brass Band (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1991​
'Ila Brass Band Meets Ray Farr' - CD - IBB - 1991​
Awakening - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen​
Stavanger Brass Band (Norway) MD: James Gourlay - 1999​
'Awakening' - CD -Belburn Recording BELB007 - 1999​
Rule Britannia - John Hartmann arr. J.A.Greenwood​
Euphonium Soloist Morgan Griffiths with Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1998​
'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1998' - CD - World wind Music 500.038 - 1998​
In The Pink - Henry Mancini - arr. Mark Jackson​
Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: James Scott - 1995​
'Sounds of the White Rose' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD 1002 - 1995​
The Dam Busters March - Eric Coates​
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001​
'Movie Brass' - CD - RCA Victor - 2001​
Folk Festival - Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Martin Cordner​
International Staff Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 1998​
'Odyssey' CD - SP&S Recording SP&S122CD - 1998​
Queensbury - James Kaye​
Massed Reunion Band which includes present and former members of Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - December 18, 2005​
'Essential Dyke Volume VI - Deep Harmony' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD208 - 2005​
Waltz from the Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett arr. Howard Snell​
Buy as You View Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2001​
'Men of Stone' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1034 - 2001​
Three Impressions for Brass 1) Wylam Colliery 1836 2) Deserted Farm 1840 3) The Royal Border Bridge, Berwick on-Tweed 1850 - Arthur Butterworth​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - 2001​
'Butterworth featuring the Music of Arthur Butterworth' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD130 - 2001​
April in Paris - Vernon Duke and Yip Harburg arr. Mark Freeh​
Flugel Soloist Richard Franklin with the Ridged Containers Group Band MD: Bramwell Tovey - 1990​
'Freeh-Way' - CD - Heavyweight Records Ltd HR003/D - 1990​
The Marriage Of Figaro - Overture - Mozart arr. Bernard Hazelgrove​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Heinz Friesen - 1991​
'European Brass Band Championships 1991' - FT Records FT5001 - 1991​
Summer Scherzo - Gordon Langford​
Besses O'Th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983​
'Showcase for Brass' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBRD1020 - 1983​
Home On the Range with Variations - Erik Leidzen​
Euphonium Soloist Bandsman Trevor Groom with the Kettering Citadel Band BM: Donald Manning - 1979​
'Celebration' - Vinyl - Banners and Bonets BAB3510 - 1979​
Confection for Brass - Goff Richards​
Ellington Colliery Band MD: Dennis Wright - 2002​
'Big E' - CD - Wichman DSW0568 - 2002​
Sunburst - James Hosay​
US Army Brass Band (USA) MD: Colonel Lesley Bryan Shelburne Jr. - 2012​
'Sunburst' - CD - Altissimo Recording - 2012​
The Canadian March - Major James Merrit​
Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1982​
'Reflections Canadian Staff Band Celebrating 100 years of Salvation Army Service in Canada' - Vinyl - Festival CBC28211​
On the Quarter Deck - March - Kenneth Alford​
BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1996​
'By Request - Celebrating the Band's Golden Jubilee' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 078D - 1996​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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