Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 July 2018


Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of brass band musical treats.

Michael Carr (11 March 1905 – 16 September 1968), real name Maurice Alfred Cohen, was a British popular music composer and lyricist born in Leeds, West Yorkshire here in the UK. He is best remembered for the song 'South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)', written with Jimmy Kennedy for the 1939 film of the same name. He also used the alias of Maurice Beresford.

Born the son of a cabinet maker and boxer, Morris 'Cockney' Cohen, and an Irish mother, he was brought up in Dublin where his father opened a restaurant. In his teens, he ran away to sea, and eventually became a journalist in the USA. Under the name of Michael Carr, he played a number of small roles in Hollywood films.

In 1934 he settled in London where he worked for a music company. He wrote and co-wrote several songs for such performers as Gracie Fields. One of his best-known songs, written with lyricist Jimmy Kennedy, was 'We're Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line' (1939). During World War II he served in the army. In 1942 he composed 'Freedom Concerto'.

Among Carr's other compositions is 'Lonely Ballerina' (1954) and this is featured on this week's show. In this photograph Michael is flanked by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in London 1939.

Playlist 29 July 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
America from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein arr: Alan Fernie Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2004
British Open Result 1990 followed by the winning performance Le Roi d'Ys - Edouard Lalo arr: Frank Wright Sunlife Stanshawe Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1993
St. Francis - Festival Fanfare - William Himes International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1988 (originally recorded 1982)
Childs Play - John Golland Euphonium Soloists Robert and Nicholas Childs with the Rochdale Band MD: Alan Jenkins - 1989
Sugaria - Eric Sammut arr: Reid Gilje Marimba Soloist Skage Rollheim with the Tasta Skolekorps (Norway) MD: Marten Ovrebekk - 2018
Prelude To A New Age - Peter Graham CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990
Mattheson's Air - Gilbert Vinter Cornet Soloist Brian Taylor with the Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1993
The Shepherd's Song - Canteloube arr: Goff Richards Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 1993
Chicken Run - Main Theme - H. Gregson-Williams / Powell Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001
Hail to the Spirit - J.P. Sousa arr: Roy Newsome BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994
Red Letter Day - Reginald Heath Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1969
Lonely Ballerina - Michael Carr arr: Derek Broadbent Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD:
Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2000
Follow the Flame from War of the Worlds - Peter Graham Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Philip McCann - 2015
Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley arr: Philip Littlemore Cornet Soloist Russell Prescott with the Haydock Band MD: Mark Quinn - 2015
Symphonic Suite (Images for Brass) - Stephen Bulla Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ron Holz - 1998
Sound the Bells - John Williams arr: Luc Vertommen Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2015
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich arr: Torgny Hanson The Household Troops Band GMD: Torgny Hanson - 2015
The Gadfly 3) Youth (Romance), op. 97 - Dimitri Shostakovich Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006
Entry Of The Gladiators - Julius Fucik Britannia Building Society MD: Howard Snell - 1990
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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