Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 28 March 2021


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William (Billy) George Maxted
(January 21, 1917 – October 11, 2001) Racine, Wisconsin, U.S and was an American jazz pianist.

He began his career in 1937 as a member of the Red Nichols big band, for which he wrote a number of arrangements. After three years, he played with Teddy Powell, Ben Pollack, and Will Bradley.

He served in the U.S. Navy, then wrote arrangements for the big bands of Claude Thornhill and Benny Goodman. During 1947, he led a band with Ray Eberle and soon after led the Manhattan Jazz Band, which played Dixieland with Bob Zurke on boogie-woogie piano.

During the 1950s, he had a steady job as house pianist at Nick's club in Greenwich Village. He also recorded for MGM, Brunswick, Cadence, and Seeco.

In 1958, British bandleader Reg Owen had a major hit on the American charts with his upbeat instrumental composition, "Manhattan Spiritual", released on the Palette label.

In the 1960s, he recorded for K&H and Liberty and as a sideman for Bob Crosby, Pee Wee Erwin, and Red Nichols. He moved to Florida in the 1970s and continued to play around Broward County for many years, including a year’s long stay at The Beach Club.

He died in Fort Lauderdale on October 11, 2001.

This was a popular brass band concert piece in the 1980s and we are featuring it on this week’s show.

Playlist 28 March 2021Recording 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​
Bacchanal - Saint Seans arr. Keith Wilkinson​
The Flowers Band - Philip Harper - 2009​
'Ovation' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 229D - 2009​
Theme From Schubert's Fifth Symphony arr. Brian Bowen​
The Manchester Citadel Salvation Army Band BM: Colin Wilson -​
'Praise' - CD - Manchester Citadel Band MCB -1 - 1991​
Anna Karenina – Helen Johnstone​
Euphonium Soloist Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with the Marple Band MD: Gary Cutt - 2009​
'The Euphonium Songbook' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 097D - 1999​
Ritual Fire Dance - Manuel de Falla arr. Allan Street​
Williams Fairey Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1997​
'Spanish Impressions' - CD - Chandos Brass CHAN 4544 - 1997​
Deux Grotesques - 1. Balletomane 2. March Des Buffoons - A. Picon (Anthony Spurgin)​
CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1960​
'Rhapsody in Brass' - Vinyl - Fontana Recording TFL 5108 - 1960​
I Vow to Thee my Country from Jupiter The Planets - Gustav Holst arr. Stephen Roberts​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2004​
' Summer Prom' - CD - Doyen Recording AMSCDO75 - 2004​
Feelin' Good - Anthony Newley arr. Foster / Kerwin​
Flugel Soloist Alexandra Kerwin with the Kiwi All Stars Ensemble MD: Howard Taylor - 2006​
'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD222 - 2006​
The Southern Cross - Brian Bowen​
International Staff Band BM: Col. Bernard Adams - 1972​
'Sounds Triumphant' - Vinyl - EMI Recording - SXLP 50014 - August 1972​
Festival Overture - Dmitri Shostakovitch arr. Peter Kitson​
Bon-Accord Silver Band MD: Duncan Beckley - 2005​
'Northern Lights Stars of the North' - CD - Wax Digital Bon-Accord Silver Band CD1 - 2005​
Coventry Variations - Bramwell Tovey​
Foden's Band MD: Bramwell Tovey - 2009​
'Maestro' - CD - SP&S Egon SFZ136 - 2009​
Serenade - Franz Schubert arr. Keith Wilkinson​
Trombone Soloist Brett Baker accompanied by Pianist Fenell Haworth-Smith - 2010​
'The World of the Trombone Vol 2' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRZ 027D - 2010​
Happy Trombones - Rob Ares​
Trombone Trio Thijs Oud, Gerben Brunia and Willem Flisijn - Brass Band Soli Deo Gloria (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 1995​
'More Soli Gold' - CD - De Haske Recording DHM 3.020-3 - 1995​
Singing In The Rain - Nacio Herb Brown arr. Alan Fernie​
The BT Band MD: Graham O'Connor - 1998​
'The BT Band ' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD089 - 1998​
Colditz March - Robert Farnon arr. Philip Sparke​
Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014​
'Into the sky' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR03-061-3 - 2014​
The Beautiful Galathea - Franz von Suppe arr. Gordon Langford​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: David Hirst - 1988​
'Overtures' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBRD 1036 - 1988​
Manhattan Spiritual - William (Billy) George Maxted arr. G. Ritchie​
The Jayess (Queensbury) Band MD: James Shepherd - 1987​
'Making Tracks III' - Vinyl - CJS Recording - 1987​
Poles Apart - Simon Kerwin​
Duet Riki McDonnell Euphonium and Alexandra Kerwin Soprano with the Kiwi All Star Brass (New Zealand) MD: Howard Taylor - 2006​
'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD222 - 2006​
Toccata in D Minor - J.S. Bach​
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2002​
'Toccata' - CD - 2002​
Wellington March - Wilhelm Zehle​
West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Barry Thompson - 1997​
'West Yorkshire Police Band' - CD - Kirklees Recording KRCD 1030 - 1997​
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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