Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 30 July 2017


Hello Brass Banders

Apologies for no show last week, I was away in The Netherlands. Here is the new show for Sunday 30 July. As always there is something new something old and something to suite all tastes.

Don’t forget the show is always open for requests and for those unanswered questions you may have about the world of brass bands. If your band has a new CD coming out I would be pleased to play a couple of tracks from it and promote the CD and your band’s website. You can always contact me on email:

Lt Col Trevor Sharpe, LVO, OBE died on 22 May 2010. He was born in 1921 and was the Director of Music of the Coldstream Guards (1963-1974) and of The Royal Military School of Music (1974-1978), he remained at Kneller Hall as Professor of Instrumentation. He was appointed Director of Music of the Coldstream Guards in 1963 and remained in post until 1974.

His name will be familiar to millions of television viewers as it appears in the final credits of the ‘Dad’s Army’ TV programme, conducting the Coldstream Guards in the theme tune.

He was one of the adjudicator’s on the BBC TV series ‘Best of Brass’ from 1978 and ended in 1986. He adjudicated at the 1974 British Open and the 1980 National and European Brass Band Championships. After his retirement he lived for many years in the small village of Foy in the Wye Valley.

Listeners will be familiar with some of the many pieces he composed / arranged for brass bands. Enjoy the trombone trio we have on this week's show.

Playlist 30 July 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke

Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

Abundance - Festival March - Marcus Venables

North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013

Inspiration -Jan de Haan

Brass Band Soli Deo Gloria (Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 1994

O Sole Mio - ‎Eduardo di Capua Arr: P.H.Greenwood

Euphonium Soloist James Johnson with the East Yorkshire Brass (Auntie Bessie's Yorkshire Pudding) Band MD: Robin Tait - 1998

They shall come from the East - Kevin Larsson

Langholm Town Band MD: Chris Shanks - 2015

Kingdom Seeker - Robert Redhead

Cornet Soloist Robert Venables with the North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013

Elegy from Entertainments Suite - Gilbert Vinter

Fodens Richardson Band - 2006

Pokarekare Ana - Traditional Arr: Goff Richards

Trombone Soloist James Stockdale with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2005

He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother - The Hollies Arr: Brian Crookes

Tenor Horn Soloist William Rushworth with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990

Red Letter Day - Reginald Heath

Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1969

March - Totem Pole - Eric Osterling Arr: Eric Banks

GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1975

Tone Poem Othello - Drake Rimmer

Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1970

Instrumentalist - March - Joseph Edward Skornika

Morris Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1975

Scherzophrenia - Frank Bryce

Soprano Cornets Brian Evans and Peter Roberts with the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball - 1974

Toccata Festiva - Jan van der Roost

Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 2001

Blades of Toledo - Trevor Sharpe

Trombone Trio Yvan Meylemans, Geert Leus and Guy Gyles with the Brass Band Midden Brabant (Belgium) MD: Jan Van Der Roost - 1992

Summon The Warriors - Steven Ponsford

North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013

Hymn To The Fallen - John Williams Arr: Sandy Smith

Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005

Finale from Harrison's Dream - Peter Graham

Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2004

Eve Of War - Jeff Wayne Arr: Steve Sykes

The BT Band MD: Graham O'Connor - 1998

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke

Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010