Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 4 March 2018


Hello Brass Banders and welcome to another two hours of brass band music from some of the best bands and soloists in the business, both from the past and the present. The bands included this week are from a number of different countries including Belgium, Sweden. USA, New Zealand and of course some great home grown bands from here in the UK.

We have a diverse choice of music for you as always which includes the national test piece one from 1968 which some listeners may have taken part in or was a member of the audience listening that day. Then we go back to the 1936 National Brass Band Festival contest at the Crystal Palace and what turned out to be the last at this iconic structure of its time.

Enjoy the show...

The original Palace had measured 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m), and was at the time the largest amount of glass ever seen in a building.

The name ‘Crystal Palace’ came from a satirical article in an 1850 edition of Punch about the forthcoming Exhibition, by playwright Douglas Jerrold. Though the building had not yet been approved, he spoke of it as ‘a palace of very crystal’, and the name stuck.

On Saturday 26 September 1936 the National Brass Band Festival was at the famous Crystal Palace. The test piece was 'Kenilworth' by (Sir) Arthur Bliss.

The results were:

1st Foden Motor Works Band MD: J.A.Greenwood

2nd Black Dyke Mills Band MD: William Halliwell

3rd Friary (Guildford) MD: J.A.Greenwood

Little did all those bands taking part and the thousands of people from around the UK who went to watch this annual brass band extravaganza know. That on the 30 November, two months after the contest the Crystal Palace was destroyed by a huge fire.

On this week's show we have the test piece Kenilworth, played by the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain.

Playlist 4 March 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Helios - Jan Van Der Roost Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2007
Prelude to The Mastersingers - Wagner Arr: Frank Wright Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor Walter B. Hargreaves - 1969
Pandora - Eugene Demare Cornet Soloist Ian Porthouse with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson
Indian Summer - Finale - Eric Ball Wardle High School Band MD: Stuart Marshall - 1999
Jubilee Prelude - Philip Sparke J.J.B.Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1998
Greensleeves - Traditional Arr: Elgar Howarth Massed Bands of Grimethorpe Colliery, Wingates Temperance, Stanshawe (Bristol) and Yorkshire Imperial Metals GMD: Elgar Howarth - 1977
Suite - Happiness and Harmony - Terry Camsey International Staff Band BM: Col. Bernard Adams - 1972
Fantasy Variations - Leslie Pearson Tenor Horn Soloist Sandy Smith with the Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1997
March of the Peers - Sullivan Arr: William Relton 1000 Yorkshire Voices and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: William Relton - 1994
Te Rauparaha (Maroi Chief) March - Alexander Lithgow Wellington Municipal Fire Brigade Band(New Zealand) MD: Norman Goffin - 1968
Voyage to Worlds Unknown - Peter Graham New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2012
The Striped Falcon - Magnus Hylane Euphonium Soloist Patrik Randefalk with the Gothenburg Band (Sweden) MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2007
Agnus Dei from The Armed Man (Mass for Peace) - Dr. Karl Jenkins Arr: Karl Jenkins and Tony Small Cantorion (Welsh male voice Choir) with the Cory Band GMD: Dr. Karl Jenkins
Kenilworth - Sir Arthur Bliss The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Harry Mortimer OBE - 1998
Troublemaker - Mike Davis Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD:
Brilliante - Basil Windsor Cornet Soloist Edward Gray with the Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1967
Polka Dots - F.L.Buchtel Arr: Eric Ball Trombone Soloists Stan Priestley, Terry Hext and Ian Copland with the Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball OBE -2002
Let's Face the Music and Dance - Irving Berlin The David Urquhart Travel Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: Alan Exley - 1996
Overture: Le Corsaire - Hector Berlioz Arr: Geoffrey Brand Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1978
Sousarama - J.P.Sousa Arr: Edrich Siebert Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray - 1978
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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