Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 3 June 2018


Hello Brass Banders

Well it's good to be back. Four weeks holiday soaking up the sun but it cannot last forever. So here we are with another two hours of brass band music from many parts of the world. We have some music tracks from three CDs that were only released in the last couple of weeks 'Bolero' with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, 'The Art of Brass' featuring the Cory Band. One of our solo spots was recorded in 1930, Harry Mortimer at his best. Some of our younger may not have heard him play, this is quality playing. We have a solo from Brett Baker from his new solo CD 'Contrasts', accompanied by the Black Dyke Band. We also have a tuba solo featuring Ali Jackson who is a member of the Houston Brass Band in Texas. This is a nice solo 'Tuber Copper' arranged by Stephen Roberts and Ali does all us tuba players proud with this performance.

So this week we have a lot to offer. I would like to think something for everyone.

As a young cornet player during the 1960s and 70s one of the popular overtures in our band's repertoire was Le Calife de Bagdad by François-Adrien Boieldieu (b: 16.12.1775 - d: 8.10.1834). I am sure many listeners to this show will be able to say the same, a bread and butter good overture for park engagements.
Le Calife de Bagdad is a opéra comique in one act by this French composer. It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique, Paris on the 16 September 1800 and soon became highly popular throughout Europe. It was Boieldieu's first major triumph. One member of the audience who was less impressed was the noted composer Luigi Cherubini who reproached Boieldieu, "Aren't you ashamed of such a great success, and doing so little to deserve it?" Boieldieu immediately applied to his critic for lessons in compositional techniques.
The brass band arrangement was written by William Rimmer. On this week's show it is performed by the West Yorkshire based Drighlington Band.

Playlist 3 June 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
The Goat - Iain McKnight Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006
Bolero - Maurice Ravel arr: Howard Snell Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: David Thornton - 2018
Space Movements - Andre Waignein Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David Hirst - 2001
Im Krapfenwald (In Krapfen Woods) Johann Strauss ll Arr: Howard Snell Black Dyke Mills MD: James Watson - 1996
Tuba Copper - Gilbert and Sullivan Arr: Stephen Roberts Tuba Soloist Ali Jackson with the Houston Brass Band (USA) MD: Robert Walp - 2011
Connotations - Edward Gregson Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1977
Trombango - Stephen Roberts Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2018
Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey Arr: Goff Richards Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks Van Der Velde - 2008
Shylock Polka Brilliante - Thomas Lear Cornet Soloist Harry Mortimer with the Fodens Motor Works Band MD: Fred Mortimer - 1930
Ridgehill March - Sam Sykes Ransome Hoffman Pollard Band MD: Dennis Masters - 1971
Cry of the Celts - Breakout - Philip Sparke Flugel Soloist Iwan Williams with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1997
Valse Espana - Emmanuel Chabrier Arr: Drake Rimmer Rochdale (Wilson's) Band MD: Norman Ashcroft - 1974
East Meets West - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2018
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla Arr: Rick Mizell Cornet Soloist Kathleen Gaspoz with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018
Bourbon Street Medley - Traditional Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2005
Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lt. Col. Bernard Adams - 1963
Vienna Marches - Ronald Hanmer GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1973
Calif of Baghdad (Overture) - Boieldieu Drighlington Band
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Paul McCartney Arr: Philip Harper Vocal Soloist Stephen Hamnett with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2018
Brilliant March - James Ord Hume Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1974
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Enjoy the show

Chris Helme

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