Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 26 November 2017


Hello Brass Banders - Welcome to another two hours of brass band music from around the world, we also have some wonderful soloists.

We are now fast approaching the festive season - if you have a favourite carol or piece of Christmas music and you would like to hear it on the show please contact me via email: Requests are already coming in, with some from as far away as New York in USA. Or you can contact me through my website

Keep an eye on the band press and my page on this forum for details about the new book written by the legendary tenor horn soloist Gordon Higginbottom. Gordon will guide you through his fascinating musical life from when he started playing with his local band through to the dizzy heights of playing with the famous CWS (Manchester) Band, and still only a teenager. Gordon was to become one of the best tenor horn soloists in the business. This book is sure to fly off the shelves so do not to miss out watch for the sales advertisement and get in early for your copy.

This week's small piece of brass band history relates to the Wellington Waterside Workers’ Brass Band seen here at a mass meeting of strikers and supporters in 1913 at Newtown Park, Wellington, New Zealand. Today, this is a multi-purpose stadium in Wellington. It is currently used mostly for football (soccer) matches and athletic events. The main pitch has a 400-metre, all-weather rubberized athletics track around it, as well as the spectator stands and the corporate lounges. A second, rectangular pitch (Newtown Park 2) is attached south of the main facility.
Wellington Waterside Workers’ Union Brass Band was formed in 1912 and funded by a levy on union members. The band provided musical accompaniment for protest marches and entertainment at large meetings such as this one. Sympathetic bands around the country provided similar support to striking workers.
The Watersiders’ band regularly performed at the annual Labour Day picnic held at Days Bay where the band would entertain more than 2500 people at this well attended event.

Enjoy the show

Playlist 26 November 2017
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
The Invincible Eagle - J.P.Sousa Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996
Coriolanus - Cyril Jenkins The Massed Bands of Britannia Building Society, Leyland DAF & Williams Fairey with GMD: Harry Mortimer -1990
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1972
Napoli - Herman Bellstedt Cornet Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Jack Emmott - c1960
Fortress - Harold Burgmayer New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015
Mexican Shuffle - Pol Stone Arr: Don Morrison Hendon Band MD: Don Morrison - 1971
Rondoletto for Two Euphoniums - Frank Bryce Euphonium Soloists Trevor Groom and John Clough with the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: James Scott - 1974
Glory Fanfare - Otto Schwarz Brass Band Oberosterreich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010
Le Cid - Jules Massenet Arr: Howard Snell Sun Life Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1992
Red Sky at Night - Lear (Elgar Howarth) Grimethorpe Colliery Band - MD: Elgar Howarth - 1976
County Palatine Concert March - Maurice Johnstone Auckland Metropolitan Fire Brigade Band(New Zealand) MD: Lloyd Thorne - 1960
American Patrol - Arr: Fred Muscroft Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1972
Harbour Light - Norman Bearcroft (Written for the Soloist ) Euphonium Soloist Wilfrid Mountain with the Hollywood Tabernacle Band (USA) BM: William Gordon - 1985
Mühlendorf - March - Derek Broadbent Brass Band Heist (Belgium) MD: Bert Van Thienen 2007
Hey Jude - Lennon & McCartney Arr: Derek Broadbent Trinity Girls Brass Band MD: Stuart Barton - 2006
Splanky - Neil Hefti Arr: Philip Harper Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2005
Narnia Suite - Geoffrey Burgon Tredegar Town Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2000
Variations - Andrew Lloyd Webber Arr: Peter Graham Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Williams Fairey Band MD: Howard Snell - 1998
Morning Mood from Peer Gynt - Edvard Greig Arr: Howard Lorriman Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2004
Abu Hassan - Weber Arr: Howard Lorriman British Army Band MD: Bandmaster (WO1) Chris King - 2008
I Know Thou Art Mine - Leonard Ballantine Kensington and Norwood City Band (Australia) MD: Bruce Raymond - 2005
Furioso Polka - Johann Strauss II Arr: Luc Vertommen Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger -
Appreciation - Thomas J. Powell Sun Life Band MD: Brian Howard - Originally Performed 1979
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Don't forget if your band has a new CD out why not send me a couple of tracks - I would be very pleased to share your efforts with the listeners...


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