Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 4 October 2020


Hello Brass Banders - welcome to another two-hours of brass band music from Sunday Bandstand produced and presented by Chris Helme.

This week we are featuring bands and soloists from far and wide. Some of the pieces you will be familiar with and hopefully there will be a few
new ones to you that once banding gets back to some degree of normality you might like to try these pieces.

It is sad to read in the band press that the 2021 UK National Regional finals have had to be cancelled.

Don't forget if you have a request or question about the world of brass bands you can always contact be through my email
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I would be interested to hear from you to establish who is the listener the furthest away - I do have listeners in Thailand and Hong Kong, so where are you ?

Vincenzo Bellini – 3.11.1801 – 23.09.1835 was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before'. A large amount of what is known about Bellini's life and his activities comes from surviving letters

It appears that Bellini died at around 5 pm on 23 September 1835. It appears that Bellini died at around 5 pm on 23 September 1835. Immediately taking charge of arrangements, Rossini began to plan Bellini's funeral and entombment, as well as caring for his estate. He ordered that a post-mortem be performed, following an order which came directly from the King. The distinguished Court-appointed Doctor Dalmas performed the autopsy and reported his findings on the cause of death:

Bellini had succumbed to an acute inflammation of the colon, compounded by an abscess in the liver. The inflammation of the intestine had produced violent symptoms of dysentery during life.

Today, the Museo Belliniano, housed in the Gravina Cruyllas Palace in Catania in Sicily — Bellini's birthplace—preserves memorabilia and manuscripts. He was commemorated on the front of the Italian 5,000 lire banknote in the 1980s and 90s (before Italy switched to the Euro) with the back showing a scene from the opera Norma.

On today show we have a performance of the overture from Bellini’s opera Norma

Playlist 4 October 2020Recording 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​
The Gael - Dougie Maclean arr. Andrew Duncan​
Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 2002​
'Jubilation - The Lindley Band' - Recorded and Edited by Mike Briggs -2002
Resurgam - Eric Ball​
New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2005​
'New York Snapshots' - CD - Summit Records CD1014 - 2005
Celebration (Live) - Ben Hollins​
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Erik Janssen - 2017​
'4th World Brass Band Championships 2017' - CD - Mirasound - 2017
In Dublin's Fair City - Roy Newsome​
Euphonium Soloist Graham McEvoy with the Besses o'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1980​
'Around The World with The Besses' - Double CD -Chandos Recording CHAM 6571 / 72 - 1980​
Brass Blues! - Spencer Williams, arr. Alan Fernie​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2004​
'The Golden Swing of Black Dyke' - CD - Obrasso Recording 899 - 2004​
Boundless Spirit - Martin Cordner​
International Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2017​
'Endeavour...A Weekend with the ISB' - CD - SP&S CD409 - 2017​
Aristotle's Air - Christopher Bond​
National Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2017​
'4th World Brass Band Championships 2017' - CD - Mirasound - 2017​
Colour of Brass - Bertrand Moren​
Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas Van Der Woude - 2009​
'Remembrance - The Music of Bertrand Moren' - CD - Mitropa Music M-Disc 209-039-3 - 2009​
Under The Double Eagle - Joseph Wagner arr. Gordon Langford​
Whitworth Vale & Healey Veteran Band MD: Roy Newsome - 2010​
'Celebrating 10 Years On' - CD - WV&HVB001 - 2010
Hollywood! - Goff Richards​
Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1994​
'Champion Sound' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD840 - 1994​
Down by the Salley Garden - Traditional arr. Leigh Baker​
Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsay - 2006​
'Soliloquy' - CD -B&H Recordings: CDSFZ139 - 2007​
Overture Norma - Vincenzo Bellini​
Buy as you View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004​
'An Italian Night' - CD Obrasso Label CD898 - 2004​
Blue Bells Of Scotland - Arthur Pryor​
Bass Trombone Lionel Fumeaux with Pianist Ekaterina Ivanova - 2016​
'Kaleidoscope' - CD - 2016​
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - John Williams arr. Ray Farr​
Cuyahoga Valley Brass Band (USA) MD; Keith Wilkinson - 2000​
'Metamorphoses' - CD - WRA8 - 1393 - 2000​
Rose of Tralee - Traditional arr. Alan Fernie​
Sellers Engineering Band MD: Douglas Blackledge - 2006​
'The World of Brass' - CD - Chandos CHAN4511 - 2006
Losing My Mind - Stephen Sondheim arr. Bill Charleson​
Vocalist Jessa Liversidge with the Shepherd Group Brass MD: Richard Wilton - 2018​
'Shepherd Group Brass Band - In Concert Vol. 2 - 2018​
Reflection of Colours - III. Finale Furioso. Red (last mov) - Thomas Trachsel​
Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009​
'Die Alpen' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 937- 2009​
Washington Post March - J. P. Sousa arr. Major Peter Parkes​
Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996​
'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos 4535 - 1996​
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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