Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 28 January 2018


Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of brass band music from around the world. We have a varied and diverse choice for you this week , some old and some new. The soloists are straight out of the top draw with an incredible performance from 'The Wizard of Oz', the multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.

Put your feet up, sit back and enjoy my Sunday Bandstand - it's just too good to miss....

Barrie Gott (b.1947), M.Mus. LTCL A.Mus.A, began his music career as a professional musician, studying trumpet with John Robertson and Harry Larsen at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He subsequently joined the National Training Orchestra and was a regular casual player with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Barrie holds performance diplomas from the AMEB, Trinity College of Music, London in and a Masters degree in conducting from Azusa Pacific University in California where he studied with Dr. Gary Bonner. He has also studied composition and arranging at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Ross Edwards and Don Banks.

Barrie has taught at all levels of education in private and government sectors and was Director of Instrumental Music at Azusa Pacific University. He currently works for Education Queensland as a Senior Instrumental teacher and is a state examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

As a conductor Barrie has served as music director for Salvation Army bands in Sydney, Pasadena and Brisbane as well as the Brisbane Excelsior Band where he was successful in bringing a new dimension into concert programming. He is the former owner and musical director of the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

As a composer and arranger Barrie is published in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Europe and his works are on concert programmes all over the world.

Barrie is also an adjudicator for contests, festivals and eisteddfods throughout the world having officiated at regional, state and national contests in Australia and overseas in Norway and New Zealand.

Barrie was the recipient of the 2004 Frank Wright Medal for services to banding.

On this week's show we have 'Light Walk' one of Barrie's many popular compositions.


Playlist 28 January 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Day of the Dragon (5th Mvt) Triumph - Men of Harlech - Peter Graham Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004
Oberon Overture - Carl Maria von Weber Arr: J. A. Greenwood Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1997
The Sound Of Adventure - Armin Koller Brass Band Emmental (Switzerland ) MD: Anton Helscher - 2004
Children of Sanchez - Chuck Mangione Arr: Reid Gilje Tenor Horn Soloist Lyndsay Smith with the Co-operative Funeralcare Band MD: Raymond Tennant - 2003
The Spirit Within - Ben Hollings Scottish Borders Youth Band MD: Alan Fernie - 2017
Mephistopheles - Shipley Douglas Christie-Tyler Cory Band MD: Brian Howard - 1989
Midnight In Moscow - Traditional Arr: Colin G. Dance Trombone Soloists: John Barber, Gareth Westwood & Simon Marshall with the Foden's Richardson Band MD: David Hirst - 2007
Joyous Song - Richard Philips Cornet Soloist Kevin Ashman with the International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2004
Romance De l'Amour - Anonymous - Arr: Darrol Barry BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994
Blazon from The Trumpets - Gilbert Vinter Harry Mortimer's All Star Brass Guest MD: Gilbert Vinter - 1966
Fanfare, Romance and Finale - Philip Sparke Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2012
Masque - Kenneth Hesketh Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2012
Light Walk - Barrie Gott Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: John Hinckley - 1997
Salvus - Robert Redhead Euphonium Soloist Steve Pavey with the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011
Encanto - Robert W. Smith Scottish Borders Youth Band MD: Alan Fernie - 2017
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission - Ennio Morricone Euphonium Soloist Jeremiah Hemphill with the Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2011
When the Saints - Traditional Arr: Paul Duffy Trumpet Soloist James Morrison (Australia) with the Black Dyke Band MD; Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2012
Storm Over Leningrad from Beyond The Tamar (World Tour of Brass Band) - Philip Harper Ensemble De Cuivres Melodia (Switzerland) MD: Yvan Lagger - 2012
Winter from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi Arr: Howard Snell - 1987 Britannia Building Society MD: Howard Snell - 1987
Departed Heroes - Bramwell Coles Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2011
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Don't forget you can contact me by email if you have a request or question about the world of brass bands..

Recently the brass band movement lost one of its pioneers, the highly respected Betty Anderson. Please have a look at a potted history I wrote with Betty about her musical life in 2009. For more about brass band players, conductors and some bands from the past have a look at my book 'What Brass Bands Did For Me'. Further details and an opportunity to buy the book can be found in the on-line store on my website

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