Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 29 October 2017


Hello Everyone - Well its good to be back after four weeks in the Cyprus sun. I have a great show for you with bands from California, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands , New Zealand and some fine home grown bands and soloists.

The real treat in this show has to be the first time appearance of the Italian Brass Band with its MD: Filippo Cangiamila on I believe any UK based brass band radio show.

The Italian Brass Band was founded in November 2013, as a result of a dream of four music friends sat at a bar in Rome. Fascinated by the world of brass bands, decided to set up one in Rome. From this idea the band consists of 30 musicians from the best Italian bands, orchestras and musical ensembles. The band has had many concerts throughout Italy.
May 2nd 2015, the band with its musical director Filippo Cangiamila was awarded first place in the challenge section of the 38th European brass band championships.
It's a miracle because, facing the daydream, these four friends, in just two days, pulled together thirty of the best Italian instrumentalists. It's a miracle because in just twenty days of that morning the ensemble play through its first test in front of a home audience . It is true that you may not believe in miracles but this band is now a happy reality.

Today, we feature two tracks from this band.....and more will follow.

Playlist 29 October 2017
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
They Shall Come From The North, South, East and West - Kevin Larsen Massed Bands of The Salvation Army, Canadian Staff Band, Chicago Staff Band, New York Staff Band, Southern Territorial Band, Western Territory Staff Band (USA) BM: Neil Smith - 2016
The Gathering - Marcus Venables Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011
Titania Polka - William Rimmer Arr: Huug Steketee Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee with the Project Audio Brass Band (The Netherlands) MD: Robert Jan Hoffman - 2012
Black Note Fantasy - George Dobson National Brass Band of New Zealand MD: ? .............1978
Giovanna d'Arco: Overture - Guiseppi Verdi Arr: Filippo Cangiamila The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2017
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson Arr: Geoffrey Brand The Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1989
Winter Dream - Thomas Ruedi Euphonium Soloist Thomas Ruedi with the Britannia Building Society Band MD: Philip McCann - 1996
Tank Corps March - Seymon Chernetsky Bones Apart - Trombone Ensemble - 2012
First Suite in Eb Flat - Gustav Holst CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1963
Grand Galop Chromatique - Franz Liszt Arr: Roy Newsome Sunlife Band MD Roy Newsome - 1996
Heroes Of The Faith - Tone Poem - Charles Skinner International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2011
Hypnotic Dance and Finale from Orpheus - Peter Meechan Trumpet Soloists Jens Lindemann with the Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Michael Bach - 2015
Sanctus From "Saint Cecile" - Charles Gounod Arr: Thomas Wyss The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000
Rhapsody for Eb Soprano Cornet - Robert Eaves (Edward Gregson) Soprano Cornet Soloist Steve Stewart with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2017
Let It Go from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Arr: Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014
Somewhere In Time - John Barry Arr: Klaas van der Woude Brass Band Emmental (Switzerland) MD: Anton Helscher- 1999
I´ve Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter Arr: Mark Freeh Flugel Horn Soloist Cliff Pask with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2009
She - Charles Aznavour Arr: Steve Cortland Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008
Serenade -Riccardo Drigo Baritone Soloist Jeff Lewis with the Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006
Gaelforce - Peter Graham The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2016
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010