Hello Brass Banders

With banding like everything else at a standstill hopefully this show will give you a musical lift. These are difficult and strange times that we are all going through. With many families whose lives will never be the same again.
For this week's show I hope to just for a couple of hours divert your attention back to our favourite musical genre.

Don't forget if you have a question about the world of brass bands or you have a request you can always contact me at On my website I have an archive of two hour shows dating back to the summer of 2014 and if you have a particular favourite you can look at the search facility. There are over 6500 music tracks in the archive and all you have to do is put the name of the composition, arrangement, band and even soloist and it will bring all the shows where any of those criteria have appeared in a weekly show programme.

Keep safe and well...

How to stop infection spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.
Do wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available wash your hands as soon as you get back home cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Don't do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Please take care and look out for any of your older neighbours particularly those who may live alone and are struggling for the basic necessities from the local supermarket / convenience store. A phone call just lets them know they have not been forgotten and are all alone - in the old days it was called old fashioned neighbourliness.

Playlist 29 March 2020Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeOpening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Music for Epcot - Chaos from Reflection of Earth - Gavin Greenaway arr: Leigh BakerBrighouse and Rastrick MD: Alan Morrison - 2008'Highlights from the 2008 Brass in Concert Championship' - DVD - WOB DVD135 - 2008
Sonata For Organ In G, Op.28 - 3 and 4 mvts - Edward Elgar arr: Robert ChildsBuy as You View Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2002'Heritage' - CD - Doyen Recording ‎– DOY CD142
The Pacific Raiders - Darrol BarryBrass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2002' Sparkling Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Recording 2002.023 - 2002
Brillante - Peter GrahamEuphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with the Foden's Richardson Band MD: Richard Evans - 2003'Britannia Salute' - CD - Egon sfz 120 - 2003
Rienzi - Overture - Richard Wagner arr: Howard LorrimanSouth West Trains Woodfalls Band MD: David Barringer - 2005'On Track' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD087 - 2005
Misty - Erroll Gardner arr: Alan FernieTrombone Soloist Paul Kiernan with the Scottish Co-op Band MD: Raymond Tennant - 2004'By Request 2' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD085 - 2004
Themes from the 2002 Walt Disney movie Lilo & Stitch - Piet Visser & Peter Kleine SchaarSoli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2003'Soli Film Hits' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03 040-3 - 2003
Highland Cathedral - Michael Korb & Ulrich Roever arr: Ramsey
Bagpipe Soloist Luke Williams with the Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Major John Mott - 2008​
'Trailblazers' - CD - SP&S 238CD - 2008
Hansel and Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck arr: Dan GodfreyGrimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2005'The History of Brass Band Music - The Early Years 1850-1920' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD162 - 2005
Colonial Song - Percy Grainger arr: Gordon LangfordThe Hawthorn Band (Australia) MD: Ken MacDonald - 1994'Colonial Brass' - CD - Walsingham Brass Collection WAL 9000-2 CD - 1994
Song Of The Night Sky - Christopher BondCornet Soloist Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015'Tom Hutchinson - In Principal' - CD - Doyen Recording DO 350 - 2015
Elvira Madigan - Mozart arr: Goff Richards​
The Leyland DAF Band MD: Richard Evans - 1989​
'Romance in Brass Vol.1' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 043D - 1989​
FCB March - Badrick (Signature march of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band)​
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: John Hinckley - 1997​
'A Walk in The Light' - CD - Harlequin Recording - HAR 0102 CD - 1997​
Prelude on Finlandia - James CurnowRingwood Citadel Band (Australia) BM: Paul Smith - 2009'A Fanfare of Praise' - CD - Salvation Army - 2009
Romance and Tango - Huug Steketee
Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (The Netherlands) with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band MD: Mark Bentham - 2006​
'Shining Waters' - CD - Project Audio Stemra /C11440 - 2006
Spartacus - Adagio - Khachaturian arr: Gordon LangfordFoden's Richardson Band MD: Russell Gray - 2005
'From Russia With Love' - CD - Egon SFZ116 - 2005​
European Overture - Bertrand Moren
Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2000​
'Minerva' - CD - De Haske Recordings DHR3.033-3 - 2000​
Invincible March - Sam Cope​
Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1995​
'Great British Marches' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD039 - 1995​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010