Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 3 January 2021


Hello Brass Banders

Happy New Year to you all. Let us hope that 2021 will soon take us back to what we used to call normality.

I have a smashing show for you this week with tracks dating back to 1939 and 1956 right up to the present day.

Enjoy the show

The concept of a company having its own ‘…works band…’ is something that has long since been confined to the history books. Sponsorship, however, from industry and commerce, has provided valuable support to many bands and has gone some way to filling the void after the works band era came to an end.

Let me take you back to the 1950s and the Ferodo Works Band, a name that will mean little to younger brass band followers but those of us, well, let us say of a certain age will remember.

The Ferodo Works Band, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith was created during the early 1950s. It was hoped that it would become the third ‘F’ in the North West and join the illustrious Fairey Aviation Works Band at Stockport and the Foden Motors Works Band at Sandbach, who were the first two ‘F’s.

In 1951 Frank Moss was Musical Director of the then 2nd Section Chapel-en-le-Frith Band and was employed at the local Ferodo factory and was tasked by the Ferodo management to recruit suitable brass players to form a new company band. Frank and the new band held their first rehearsal in October 1951.

In 1953 George W. Hespe (1915 – 1979) LRAM ARCM was appointed the new Musical Director, who after a successful career in the services decided to leave and turn his hand to conducting brass bands. In his early years, these included the Sheffield Police Military Band, and the Sheffield Transport Band. He rose to prominence conducting Ferodo in 1955 when the band became British Open Champions, playing Erik Leidzen’s ‘…Sinfonietta for Brass Band….‘

That day finally arrived in 1955 when the band was awarded first place and crowned British Open Champions

By 1957, a number of problems had arisen in the band, in 1958 the company decided to close the band down following its last performance at New Brighton.

Playlist 3 January 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​
Unified - David Edmonds​
The Household Troops Band BM: Carl Saunders - 2020​
'Unified' - CD - SP&S CD435 - 2020​
Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld - Offenbach arr. Denis Wright​
The Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1976​
'Concert Entertainment by the Fairey Band' - Vinyl - Decca ‎– SB323 - 1976​
Chiquilin De Bachin - Astor Piazolla arr. Reid Gilje​
Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2014​
'Vita Destructa' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD340 - 2014​
Mountains of Mourne - Traditional arr. Roy Newsome​
Euphonium Soloist Beat Armwith the Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 1993​
'Mountain Song' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD025 - 1993​
Cushy Butterfield - Gordon Langford​
Sun Life Stanshawe Band MD: Brian Howard - 1978​
'Langford In Concert' - Vinyl - RCA PL25185 - 1978​
Galopade - King Palmer arr. Eric Ball​
Ferodo Works Band MD: George Hespe - 1956​
'Galopade' - 78rpm - Paxton Recording PR670 - 1956​
Minuet: Opus 14 No. 1 - Paderewski arr. Frank Wright​
City of Coventry Band MD: Albert Chappell - 1974​
'Sounds of Brass Series Vol 15 - City of Coventry Band' - Vinyl - Decca Recording SB315 - 1974​
The Garden - Martin Cordner​
International Staff Band MD: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2017​
'Endeavour...A weekend with the ISB' - CD - SP&S CD 409 - 2017​
An Untold Story - Paul Lovatt-Cooper​
Tenor Horn Soloist Sandy Smith with the Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - 2008​
'Walking with Heroes - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper - Doyen Recording DOYCD245 - 2008​
Stephen Foster Revisited - Stephen Foster arr. Martyn Thomas​
Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2009​
'Darkness Visible' - CD - Lake Music LMP2009.01 - 2009​
The Flying Dutchman Overture - Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2014​
'Fantastic Overtures No. 1' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD915 - 2014​
Rock Music III - Goff Richards​
Brass Band Limburg (The Netherlands) MD: Maurice Hamers - 1992​
'European Brass Band Championships 1992' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 051D - 1992​
Tonight - Bernstein arr. Mark Freeh​
Muted Cornet Soloist Alex Mclean with the Rigid Containers Group Band MD: Bramwell Tovey - 1990​
'Freeh-Way - Brass band arrangements by Mark Freeh' - 1990
Hymn To The Fallen - John Williams arr. Sandy Smith​
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005​
'Grimethorpe in Concert Vol. 2' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ125 - 2005​
Happy all the Day - Erik Leidzen​
Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Musikkorps der Heilsarmee Basel 1 (Switzerland) BM: Peter Haldimann - 1996​
'Happy All The Day' - CD - AMOS Recording CD 5817 - 1996​
Consecration Hymn - William Herbert Jude arr. Ray Steadman-Allen​
The Hendon Band BM: David Rudd - 2010​
'Cristo Redentor' - CD - SP&S CD257 - 2010​
Washington Grays - Claudio Grafulla​
Bickershaw Colliery Band MD: William Haydock - 1939​
'Washington Grays' - 78rpm - HMV BD726 - 22 June 1939​
Bliss - Three Impressions of a Village - Jacob de Haan​
Cory Band MD: Phillip Harper - 2015​
'Blackout' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03-062-3 - 2015​
Einzugmarsch Aus "Der Zigeunerbaron" (The Gypsy Baron) - Joseph Strauss II arr. Thomas Wyss​
The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000​
'The Right Stuff' - CD - MF Records CD 8309 - 2000​
Dance from Valencian Widow Suite - Khachaturian​
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010​
'Fantastic Brass' - CD - RCR Label - 2010​
Finale From Enigma Variations - Philip Sparke​
Black Dyke Mills Band GMD: Owain Arwel Hughes - 1992​
'European Brass Band Championships 1992' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 051D - 1992​
On The King's Highway - March - Erik Leidzen​
Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2003​
'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003​
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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